March 15, 2008

IT'S EVEN UGLIER AMONG "LIKELY'S":

McCain Beats Obama, Clinton With Nader Running, Poll Shows (Alison Vekshin, Mar 15, 2008, Bloomberg)

Republican presidential candidate John McCain would defeat either of his Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a general election contest that includes activist and author Ralph Nader, a new poll said.

McCain, an Arizona senator, would receive 45 percent of the vote compared with 39 percent for Clinton, a New York senator, and 6 percent for Nader. McCain would get 44 percent to 39 percent for Obama, an Illinois senator, and 5 percent for Nader, according to polling results released today by Zogby International.

In each matchup 11 percent were undecided, with McCain leading because of an advantage among independent voters, the poll found. Zogby polled 1,001 likely voters by telephone from March 13 to March 14. The survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 15, 2008 7:03 PM
Comments

What Zogby is not mentioning here, is the massive defection of the Democrats from their nominees. Close to 30-35% of Dems are showing a preference for either McCain or Nader.

Posted by: sam at March 15, 2008 7:55 PM

Zogby has an awful track record on everything, and how can we take seriously any poll that shows Nader getting SIX percent.

Posted by: Matt C at March 15, 2008 9:23 PM

You don't. You take seriously their polling under 40% among likelys.

Posted by: oj at March 16, 2008 6:41 AM
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