(AP) – Once again, Hillary Clinton leads in a poll. This time, she's the top choice when people are asked which major 2008 presidential candidate would make the scariest Halloween costume.
Thirty-seven percent in an Associated Press-Ipsos survey this month chose the New York senator, the front-runner among Democratic presidential contenders. Fourteen percent selected former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who leads Republicans in national polls.
No other candidate exceeded 6 percent.
Clinton was the choice of four in 10 men and one-third of women. While a predictable two-thirds of Republicans picked her, she also was the choice of 18 percent of Democrats. Among members of her own party, that made her second only to Giuliani as the scariest costume.
About one-third of independents, nearly half of whites and just over half of conservatives and white evangelicals selected her.
Giuliani was the choice of 17 percent of men and 12 percent of women. About one-fifth of minorities and city residents and one-quarter of Democrats also picked him.
While many conservatives have doubts about Giuliani's candidacy because of his moderate views on abortion and other social issues, only 6 percent of that group said they thought he would make the scariest costume. That is about the same number who chose Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.
Giuliani was also picked by 10 percent of white evangelicals, another largely conservative group that has had doubts about his candidacy.
The poll involved telephone interviews with 1,013 adults conducted from Oct. 16-18. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
What is amazing to me is how these sleuths in the media who were there to analyze every republican statement, constantly Let Hillary get away with the things she says! Look how they let her get away with her stance on illegal immigration, when 80% of Americans want them out! What happened to the importance of polls all of a sudden?
Yum, yum, I just cannot wait to lose another $450 to $650 a month of my hard earned cash to her entitlement minions for about a year before inflation shrinks my paycheck another 35% just before my small business employer goes under paying double his taxes.
Bring on the economic ruin, Iíll go off to my gulch to farm, stockpile and bury landmines in the wire. She can have her glorious socialist utopia for the short time it will last before imploding.
Stagflation yeh! Bring on the malaise!