Suffolk University polled 600 likely Democratic Primary voters over the weekend.
Asking voters to predict the next president, the survey found:
- 31% Clinton
- 27% Obama
- 26% McCain
An even larger margin, 72%, said that Clinton is not hurting the Democratic Party by running in the remaining parties, versus 20 percent who said she was.
Just over half, 51%, believed that Obama could beat McCain in November. Another 29% thought he could not. The remaining 20% were undecided.
Also, 23% said they would vote for McCain if their candidate did not win the nomination. Another 6% said they would vote for Ralph Nader.
- 4% said they would vote for John Edwards
- Obama favorable/unfavorable - 44%/41%
- Clinton favorable/unfavorable - 70%/21%
- Top isse - the economy, at 56%, followed by Iraq war (21%) and health care (9%)
- 41% favored making President Bush's tax cuts permanent.
- Bush's unfavorable rating was 77%
- When asked about their family's situation, 62% said they were "holding steady"
- Just one-third of the surveyed houseolds contained veterans.
- Even fewer, 30%, had union members.