It feels like I've written this before. Probably because I have - twice this week.
The latest presidential preference poll, this time from Pew Research, produced virtually the same results as polls earlier this week by Siena and Gallup.
Hillary Clinton is well out in front on the Democratic side of the Pew poll among Democrats, though Barak Obama is strong among independents. (Independents can vote in the partisan primaries in some states).
On the GOP side, Giuliani and McCain are neck-and-neck among Republicans and independents.
Hear are the tables:
- Dems Ind.
- Clinton 39 27
- Obama 23 21
- Edwards 10 11
- Gore 10 8
- Kerry 7 9
- GOP Ind.
- Giuliani 27 30
- McCain 26 32
- Rice 20 15
- Romney 7 4
- Gingrich 6 4
In addition to Obama's reasonably strong showing, one other set of numbers jumps out.
Giuliani, seen by many as too liberal on social issues to win the GOP nomination, does slightly better than McCain among Republicans. At the same time McCain, doing his best to slide over and become the conservative's top dog in the race, fares better than Giuliani among the less dogmatic independents.
If you click on the link to this poll you'll see it also measures opinions on a wide range of topics - from how each group is feeling about their party, to the level of concern about accurate vote-counting, to the war in Iraq and much more.BUSH APPROVAL AT 36% IN TWO POLLS