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Hillary Meter: Just 23% Say She's Likely to Be Candidate in 2008

Just 23% of Americans now believe that Senator Hillary Clinton is "very likely" to be the Democratic Presidential nominee in 2008, a decline of ten percentage points over the past year and a half. It's also the lowest level ever recorded in more than three dozen Hillary Meter surveys dating back to April 2005.

If she is on the Presidential ballot in 2008, 39% of Americans say they would definitely vote against Senator Clinton. That's up three points from 36% two weeks ago. Thirty-one percent (31%) say they would definitely vote for her, unchanged from the previous survey. In every edition of the Hillary Meter, a plurality of Americans have said they would definitely vote against her.

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