Clinton's Home-Court Edge
In Sunday's paper, The Post's Alec MacGillis took a must-see look at the Clinton campaign's argument that the senator's success in upstate New York sets her up for success in swing states. As a sidebar, the latest data from the state show some advantages, but no clear path back to the White House for the former First Lady.
The latest Quinnipiac University polling (of registered voters in the Empire State) suggests that despite high approval ratings outside of New York City, Clinton would face a formidable opponent in either Giuliani or McCain in those areas. Less well known candidates Thompson and Romney lag further behind the New York's junior senator in all regions of the state.
Thompson and Romney also trail Obama and Edwards in the poll, but against Giuliani and McCain, Clinton has bigger leads Upstate than either of her two key competitors for the Democratic nomination.
Q: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were ... for whom would you vote?
Hillary Clinton's margin against: NYC Statewide Upstate NYC Suburbs Rudy Giuliani +11 -3 +37 -3 John McCain +15 +3 +44 0 Fred Thompson +28 +16 +49 +18 Mitt Romney +29 +14 +54 +19
Barack Obama's margin against: NYC Statewide Upstate NYC Suburbs Rudy Giuliani 0 -18 +29 -12 John McCain +8 -9 +38 -5 Fred Thompson +24 +14 +43 +14 Mitt Romney +26 +9 +49 +19
John Edwards's margin against: NYC Statewide Upstate NYC Suburbs Rudy Giuliani +7 -14 +21 -11 John McCain +11 -4 +34 -2 Fred Thompson +27 +16 +46 +19 Mitt Romney +33 +20 +53 +25
SOURCE: Quinnipiac University Poll conducted by telephone Sept. 24-30 among 1,504 randomly selected New York State registered voters.
October 25, 2007; 12:10 PM ET
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