Monday, February 19, 2007

Clinton and Giuliani lead, Dodd a distant fourth

If the Connecticut primary were held today, New York Sen. Hilliary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani would win their respective party contests.

Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd comes in fourth among Democrats, trailing Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former Vice President Al Gore, according to a new poll released this morning.

The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University has Clinton leading the Democratic field with 33 percent, followed by Obama at 21 percent and Gore at 9 percent. Dodd comes in with 8 percent and former North Carolina Sen. john Edwards has 5 percent.

On the Republican side, Giuliani is the choice among 43 percent of GOP voters, followed by Arizona Sen. John McCain with 27 percent. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is third at 5 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at 4 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton holds a slight lead over Giuliani, 48-44 percent.


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