Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Zogby: Obama Beats 'Rudy McRomney'


Democrat Barack Obama would defeat any of the three Republican front-runners - Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney - in a head-to-head presidential election, but McCain and Giuliani would outpoll Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, a surprising new poll reveals.

NewsMax has obtained in advance the results of the poll by Zogby International (, which will release the results later Wednesday night.

Zogby polled nearly 1,000 likely voters – 377 Democrats, 357 Republicans and 258 Independents.

The 2008 GOP front-runners, sometimes referred to by political wags as "Rudy McRomney," showed mixed results in the Zogby poll.

Asked whom they would vote for if the race was between John McCain and Hillary Clinton, 46.6 percent chose McCain and 42.9 percent named Clinton, with the remainder selecting "someone else” or "will not vote.”

McCain also beat out John Edwards by a margin of 46 percent to 41.2 percent.

But when matched against Obama, the Senator from Illinois out polled McCain, 45.6 percent to 43.2 percent.

Giuliani also beat Clinton, 48.1 percent to 43.1 percent, and Edwards, 46.7 percent to 43.3 percent. But matched against Obama, Giuliani trailed with 42.2 percent of the vote compared to 48.1 percent for Obama.

In a head-to-head race with Romney, Clinton won by about 7 percentage points, while Obama and Edwards both beat Romney by about 15 points.

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, who has not announced his candidacy, actually drew slightly more votes than did Romney when matched against Clinton, Obama and Edwards.
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