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Poll: Half of Americans would 'never' vote for Sen. Clinton
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Published: Sunday October 21, 2007

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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.

"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 1829 said they would never vote for Clinton for President."

Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Sen. Mike Gravel rank second and third on the "who I'd never vote" for list, respectively.

Democratic New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee fared best, suggesting they could do better in national polls as voters get to know them better.

"Richardson was forever objectionable as President to 34%, while 35% said they could never vote for Huckabee and 37% said they would never cast a presidential ballot for Obama," the survey showed.

No word on Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who entered the race last week.

Whom would you NEVER vote for for President of the U.S.?

%

Clinton (D)

50%

Kucinich (D)

49%

Gravel (D)

47%

Paul (R)

47%

Brownback (R)

47%

Tancredo (R)

46%

McCain (R)

45%

Hunter (R)

44%

Giuliani (R)

43%

Romney (R)

42%

Edwards (D)

42%

Thompson (R)

41%

Dodd (D)

41%

Biden (D)

40%

Obama (D)

37%

Huckabee (R)

35%

Richardson (D)

34%

Not sure

4%


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