April 28th, 2008
05:20 PM ET
13 years ago

Poll shows Clinton has better shot of beating McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/28/art.clintonpoll.ap.jpg caption="Hillary Clinton would beat McCain by 9 points, a new poll shows."] (CNN) - A new poll out Monday appears to bolster Hillary Clinton's argument that she is in a better position than rival Barack Obama to beat John McCain in a general election match up.

According to a newly-released poll from The Associated Press and Ipsos, Clinton would beat McCain by a wide 9-point margin, 50 percent to 41 percent. But when Obama faces McCain, the two are statistically tied - Obama holds a two point edge over McCain, within the poll's margin of error.

The Clinton campaign has long argued the New York senator has a better shot at beating McCain because of her demonstrated appeal with working class white voters - a demographic that is key to winning several swing states.

soundoff (304 Responses)
  1. pam Eugene OR

    I will NEVER vote for a Clinton again in my life. They are liars and cheats. I did that twice and all it did was make them rich and the American people worse. I love my party but I will stay home before I would vote for Clinton or McCain.

    April 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. voter

    How about discussing the poll from last week Thursday or Friday from an Indiana group that indicated Obama would beat McCain by 8 points. Hillary was in a statistical tie with McCain. There are two polls within a span of two days that have two different outcomes. Try to be fair cnn. Obama can use that poll to show he is electable. Lets have accurate and fair reporting.

    April 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Lorenzo Clemons

    Jeremiah 20:7-13
    For the uninformed. One thing I know for sure, I will not be taken for granted by the Democtratic Party. The Clinton sect, has turned me off. If Obama is not the Democratic standard bearer, I will vote for local Democrats but not for her as President. If the Super Delegates vote for Clinton, then I will encourage my friends to serious look at a third party for relief. If the Demo's don't want my kind of politics, they don't want me.

    April 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Barbara

    Clinton will never beat Mccain, too many people dislike her (me for instance). Go Obama!

    April 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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