Bad news for New York’s junior senator.
While Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has won broad support in national tracking polls in her quest for the presidency, the former first lady is steeped in negative attitudes, according to a Zogby International poll released Sunday.
Half of likely voters nationwide said they would never vote for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, in a poll Zogby conducted Oct. 11-15, 2007, with a margin of error of +/– 1.0 percentage point.
It gets worse. This latest poll indicates an increase in the number of people who say they won’t vote for her, and among older age demographics (who vote in much higher numbers than younger demographics) she’s even more disliked.
“This is up from 46% who said they could never vote for Clinton in a Zogby International telephone survey conducted in early March,” the poll asserts. “Older voters are most resistant to Clinton – 59% of those age 65 and older said they would never vote for the New York senator, but she is much more acceptable to younger voters: 42% of those age 18–29 said they would never vote for Clinton for President.”
Believe it or not, it gets even worse than that. Clinton actually beat Dennis Kucinich on the “who I’d never vote for” list.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Sen. Mike Gravel rank second and third on the “who I’d never vote” for list, respectively.
Here’s the entire list including both Democrats and Republicans:
That list is just plain ugly for Democrats. The top three on the list are all Democrats, including the Dem front-runner, and a GOP front-runner doesn’t even make an appearance until Giuliani in 9th place.