Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Voting Against

It's quite early yet for the 2008 Presidential election, but these CNN poll numbers are interesting:
Regarding potential Democratic candidates, 47 percent of respondents said they would "definitely vote against" both Clinton, the junior senator from New York who is running for re-election this year, and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the party's candidate in 2004.

Forty-eight percent said the same of former Vice President Al Gore, who has repeatedly denied he intends to run again for president.


Only 30 percent said they would "definitely vote against" Giuliani; 34 percent said that of McCain.

As for Bush, brother of the current president, 63 percent said there was no way he would get their vote. The younger Bush has denied interest in running for president in 2008.

Among all choices, Clinton had the highest positive number; of those polled, 22 percent said they would "definitely vote for" her.

Giuliani was next with 19 percent, followed by Gore with 17 percent, Kerry with 14 percent, McCain with 12 percent and Bush at 9 percent.
It's interesting how the "vote against" numbers are so much higher than the "vote for" numbers, and that there's a huge disparity in the "voting against" between currently leading Democrats and Republicans than in the "vote for" results.

Basically half the country will turn out just to obliterate the Democrat candidate, no matter who is running as a Republican!

Such are the wages of negativity and defeatism.

Talk about de-motivation!

Good work, Dean, Kos, Murtha, and all your ilk!


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