|Clinton, Giuliani lead in Southern Atlantic|
|Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:25|
While local elections may be over- the 2008 presidential race is only just beginning.A poll released yesterday shows New York Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton has more support in Southern Atlantic states than all of her Democratic presidential rivals combined. Additionally, the Associated Press reports Clinton has the support of 45 percent of adult voters in the region. Compare that to the 17 percent who said they’d vote for Illinois Senator Barack Obama and 11 percent who support North Carolina’s John Edwards. The poll, conducted by Elon University, found that only 19 percent of Democratic voters are undecided in the 2008 White House race. 1,374 adults in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia were surveyed over the past two weeks.
The Associated Press reports Rudy Giuliani leads Republicans with 25 percent voter support. He’s followed by Fred Thompson with 16 percent and Mitt Romney with 12 percent. Nearly 20 percent of Republican voters are undecided.
36 percent of the poll’s respondents favor Democrats while 35 percent favor Republicans. Nearly 25 percent of voters are undecided as to which party they’ll support next year.
83 percent of voters say a candidate’s view on the Iraq war will directly influence their vote. Other concerns expressed by voters in the survey are the economy, terrorism and security, healthcare costs and immigration.
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