The latest news on Clinton, Hillary
Hillary Clinton may be a Democratic favorite, but if Republicans had to choose which Democratic candidate they'd like to see win the nomination, she wouldn't be the pick. In a new poll released today by the Pew Research Center, the two candidates who are closely following Clinton in the polls—Barack Obama and John Edwards—are more popular with GOP voters. Twenty-one percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning registered voters said they'd pick Obama to win the nomination, and 17 percent chose Edwards. Clinton came in third, with 11 percent.
Carefully keeping track of Hillary Clinton's campaign from day to day, senior Republican strategists and White House officials are increasingly concerned that she will be a very formidable candidate in next year's presidential election.
The Democratic presidential candidates spent last night slinging mud at one another but mostly at Sen. Hillary Clinton http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070130/30clintonfacts.htm at a debate in Las Vegas. "People are not attacking me because I'm a woman; they're attacking me because I'm ahead," Clinton told the audience. Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards both took stabs at Clinton and were booed by the audience for their gibes at the former first lady, while a host of other candidates fought to get a word in.
Most of the chatter surrounding tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas is being focused on Hillary Clinton and her bruised but certainly still front-running campaign. And perhaps rightfully so. But for the linguistically savvy debate-watcher out there, here's a more nuanced trend worth following: the rise of "standing up" as the political catchphrase of the moment.
With the drawbacks for the major party nominees, the New York mayor may be the answer.
As lots of undecideds remain, the candidates refine their messages to make a breakout.
The generic polls show a Democratic landslide, but a one-on-one contest is much closer.