July 21, 2006
New York State: Presidential Campaign 2008
Hillary Clinton outdistances the Democratic primary field among New York Democrats for president in 2008. Most Democrats and a majority of independents generally think she is ideologically about right, neither too liberal nor too conservative. New York voters divide over whether they would like to see her enter the presidential contest in 2008 even though many think she will. But most registered voters, including a majority of Democrats, do not think she is likely to win. In match-ups for the 2008 presidential contest between Democrat Clinton and the leading Republicans, this traditionally blue state becomes competitive with Republican McCain and moves into the red column with Republican Giuliani.