Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Obama/Clinton would lose to McCain/Rice in NY

Everyone has been talking about the Democratic dream ticket, but the Republican dream ticket of John McCain and Condoleeza Rice has also been the subject of rumors and speculation in recent weeks, especially after the Drudge Report confirmed from several sources that Rice is actively seeking the VP spot and has been making the rounds with conservatives, recently speaking before a meeting of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).

The Marist Poll out of New York has data to back up the GOP dream ticket. When asked, New Yorkers were more likely to support a McCain/Rice ticket over an Obama/Clinton ticket, 49 percent to 44 percent. When matched individually, Clinton edges out McCain by only 2 points, 46-48 percent, and McCain leads Obama 48-46 percent in this bluest of blue states.

A McCain/Rice ticket would have coattails that extended far beyond the presidential race--it could also aid local candidates here in KS as Nick Jordan seeks to oust Dennis Moore and either Lynn Jenkins or Jim Ryun against Nancy Boyda.

Oh, and Condi Rice has solid approval among the American public
according to the recent Pew Research Poll: she enjoys a 56 percent approval rating and gets majority approval from independents--who will be critical to McCain's success later this year.

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