Do the Republican's have a chance in 08?
I am so discouraged:) There is just no good news!
Oh Golly, What is this!
"Zogby: Half Would Never Vote for Hillary for President
Saturday, October 20, 2007 8:43 PM
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While she is winning wide support in nationwide samples among Democrats in the race for their party’s presidential nomination, half of likely voters nationwide said they would never vote for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.
The online survey of 9,718 likely voters nationwide showed that 50% said Clinton would never get their presidential vote. This is up from 46% who said they could never vote for Clinton in a Zogby International telephone survey conducted in early March."
- rance42Lv 51 decade agoBest Answer
Never fear, both parties have yet to face the General Elections. As usual the "silent majority" will eventually decide and not those who speak the loudest. Either way I believe that the one elected will (as all those before) do the best they can for America in their own way.
- StanLv 61 decade ago
Only the republicans who distance themselves from Bush and his policies have a chance in '08.
41 repub senators are up for re-election in '08 and 2010, more than twice the number of Dem senators.
Studies show that the dems could easily gain 30 House seats in '08.
James Dobson, who has great influence with the Christian right, has sworn they will not support a pro choice, or pro gay rights candidate, like Giuliani, in the presidential election. This could splinter the republican party, as the Christian right brings a good 24% of the vote to repubs.
Bush's approval is at 24%.
5 republican senators have announced their retirements. Many believe they do not wish to face congressional life mired in what will soon be the minority party.
Rural areas, once repub strongholds, are showing surprising trends toward dem candidates...this polling has been unheard of in the past.
A good 70% of Americans believe Iraq was a mistake and are disatisfied with the direction of our nation.
Although it's early, all of this and more (schip veto, spending, debt, scandal..etc) leads any reasonable person to believe the repubs will have a tough time in '08.
If Giuliani is the repub nominee, you may as well hand the keys to the White house over to Hillary.
Besides Giuliani's pro choice stances, his approval rating before 9/11 was sitting at 17%...all of this and more will come out in the campaign if Rudy is the repub nominee.
Can you say "Buh bye neo-cons?"
- steddy voterLv 61 decade ago
Follow my thinking on this one for a minute. In the past, we've had many people elected because the other party becomes split, or disenchanted. Although the Republicans aren't very popular these days, it does not mean that a Republican candidate can't win. I think that as the primaries progress, the fight between Obama and Clinton will get heated. Once one of them gets the nomination, then the supporters of the one who doesn't will either have to suddenly back the one they were against, or go shopping for someone else. It is very possible, if the Democratic race gets ugly enough, that the party will become a bit divided, and open the door for swing voters. If the Republican nominee ends up being someone moderate enough, they could get those votes. Purely theoretical, but I think it could happen. I guess we'll have to wait and see how it plays out.
- Noah HLv 71 decade ago
It would be nice if the republicans would run an actual republican for a change. The GOP, always a mostly pro-big business, stoogy, behind-the-wave, go-slow and moderately anti-worker party certainly had a place in US politics...they provided a sea anchor on the 'move ahead', impatient, slightly anti-big business, new-is-good democrats. Between the two the US became a solid middle of the road 'democracy within a republic' world leader. The democrats more or less remained in one place, a slightly left of center party that won its spurs standing up for the American wage-earner and the small business guy. They never noticed that the slow moving republicans had experiance a coup d' etat within the GOP's small band of
goldwater 'conservatives'. A coup that would give birth to the neo, or new conservatives that enbraced the cause of world domination via trans-national corporate influence and the enlistment of an army of 'Christian soldiers'. The 'Eisenhower' republicans were shoved out of the 'big tent' to fend for themselves and the 'Cheney gang' moved in. Swift-boating became the plan of choice, rather than any kind of real discussion of the issues....and that's where it stands today!
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- andyg77Lv 71 decade ago
Hillary is in like Flynn
"Politics is the second oldest profession and has a lot in common with the first"
Who do u think said that?
Ronald Reagan (And they say Repubs never tell the truth?)Source(s): reading and watching tv
- WJLv 71 decade ago
It's a good opening. Obama is her only competition, otherwise she has over a year with nothing to do (and the media on her side) to tell the Hillary story in a positive light.
GWB has been a bad pres though. To win, the Republican will need to show how they are different from W.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Hillary is no fool.
Given the stats, who she chooses as a running mate is going to make a big difference.
If she goes for Obama or Richardson, she will have the Presidency in the bag.
And keep in mind that the 'Right-wing Propaganda Machine' is going all out to destroy her, (and they have destroyed many Democrat hopefuls before) but this time IT WON'T work.
For example, even Fox News is starting to give her credit for certain things she has done/proposed.
Unthinkable a year ago, isn't it?
- ndmagicmanLv 71 decade ago
The 08 presidential election is the Dems to win or give away. I do not see any of the Repub candidates being able to win it on their strengths alone. If the Repubs nominate Rudy it will be a huge Dem landslide win, with Romney the Dems still win but much closer.
- BrianLv 71 decade ago
They have a chance if Hillary gets the nomination. I had read weeks ago that 45% will never vote for her. If the Republicans put up a good candidate they could win........
- R8derMikeLv 61 decade ago
Huckabee is your only chance.
Rudy will probably get the nomination.
If he does, James Dobson will take the evangelical vote to a third party candidate.
You should be discouraged.