Look out, Hillary!
In the latest Research 2000 poll Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) would beat both Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) or former mayor Rudy Guiliani in the race for president in 2008.
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If the Democratic primary were held today, Obama would be in a statistical dead heat with Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY.)
Although Clinton commands considerable support among likely Democratic primary voters, she struggles in general election match-ups, according to the poll. If the contest were held today, both Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani would prevail over Clinton. Obama, in contrast, would eke out a slight win over both Republican candidates. Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards is neck-and-neck with the Republicans.
Sen. Barack Obama’s charisma has been compared to that of John F. Kennedy. Such a powerful, magnetic force cannot be easily be matched by less winning candidates like Sens. Hillary Clinton or John Kerry.