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Obama, Clinton Lead Hagel in Election 2008 Match-Up

Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) leads Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (R) by 16 percentage points in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. The Election 2008 poll, part of a series looking at all potential match-ups, shows Obama attracting 50% of the vote to Hagel’s 34%. New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) also leads Hagel, but her eight-point advantage is not as commanding as Obama’s. A Clinton-Hagel match shows the Democrat on top 48% to 40%. In these match-ups, there is little difference between Obama and Clinton’s support among Democrats. However, Obama does much better among unaffiliated voters, holding a 30-point edge over Hagel.

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