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September 7, 2005

27% Will Definitely Vote for Hillary

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Americans say they will definitely vote for Hillary Clinton if she runs for President in 2008. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll for the Hillary Meter finds that 38% will definitely vote against her.

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August 24, 2005

56% See Hillary as Likely 2008 Nominee

Most Americans (56%) say it is somewhat or very likely that Senator Hillary Clinton will be the 2008 Presidential Nominee for the Democrats. While that's still enough to grant her front-runner status, that's down eight points from 64% two weeks ago.

Just 24% now say the former First Lady is "very likely" to win the nomination. That's down from 33% two weeks ago and is the lowest level recorded all year by Rasmussen Reports. (review trends).

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August 10, 2005

Perceptions of Hillary Inching to the Right

Perceptions of Senator Hillary Clinton have inched a bit further to the right over the past month. Just 42% of Americans now view the former First Lady as politically liberal. That is the smallest percentage ever to view the nation's most visible Democrat as liberal.

Two weeks ago, 43% viewed Hillary as left of center politically. This is the first time all year that her liberal rating has fallen below 45% in consecutive surveys (review trends).

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July 27, 2005

Hillary Meter: 43% Liberal

Hillary Clinton has allied herself with the moderate Democratic Leadership Council and rumors abound that she will vote to confirm John Roberts for the Supreme Court. But, her image is so firmly entrenched that there is little movement in the latest edition of the Hillary Meter (review trends).

Ideologically, there is little change in perceptions of New York's junior Senator compared to recent surveys. Forty-three percent (43%) believe that she is politically liberal. That's down from 45% two weeks ago and 51% in January.

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July 13, 2005

Hillary Meter: 45% Liberal

The latest edition of the Hillary Meter finds that 35% of Americans will definitely vote against Hillary Clinton if she runs for President in 2008. That's down from 39% two weeks ago and 36% four weeks ago.

For the fourth time in the last five Hillary Meter surveys, 30% say the would definitely vote for the former First Lady (review trends for all Hillary Meter questions).

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June 29, 2005

Hillary Meter: 45% Liberal

The latest edition of the Hillary Meter finds that the number of people expecting New York's Senator to win the Democratic Presidential nomination has jumped to 64%, the highest level yet recorded (review trends for all Hillary Meter questions)

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June 15, 2005

Hillary Meter: 44% Liberal

If Senator Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 30% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that 36% would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

Those numbers represent an improvement compared to two weeks ago for Clinton. They are back in line with most of the earlier Hillary Meter surveys.

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June 1, 2005

Hillary Meter: 45% Liberal

If Senator Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, just 26% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 41% would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

Those are the weakest numbers recorded during any of the five Hillary Meter surveys. Two weeks ago, those figures were 30% definitely for and 37% definitely against.

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May 18, 2005

Hillary Meter: 45% Liberal

The fourth edition of the Rasmussen Reports Hillary Meter confirms that the former First Lady has successfully moderated her image since the beginning of 2005.

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May 4, 2005

Hillary Meter: 43% Liberal

Today's Hillary Meter shows that perceptions of the New York Senator have inched back to the right over the past two weeks.

Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans now believe New York Senator Hillary Clinton is politically liberal. That's down from 47% two weeks ago, unchanged from 43% a month ago, but down from 51% in late January.

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April 20, 2005

Hillary Meter: 47% Liberal

Today's Hillary Meter shows that perceptions of the New York Senator have moved four points to the left over the past two weeks.

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April 6, 2005

Hillary Meter: 43% Liberal

Sixty-three percent (63%) of Americans say it is somewhat or very likely that Senator Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in 2008.

With this in mind, Rasmussen Reports is launching the Hillary Meter--a twice monthly measure of Senator Hillary Clinton's effort to move to the political center. For as long as the former First Lady is a viable candidate for the White House, we will continue to monitor public perceptions of her political ideology.

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January 6, 2005

The GOP Generation

This is "not the result of a single election which the Republicans won by three percentage points. President Bush is in a position to close a sale with American voters that was first proposed by Ronald Reagan a generation ago... Republicans have gained ground in Congress under four of the last five Presidents."

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January 1, 2005

Election 2004 Bush-Kerry Tracking Poll

President George W. Bush won the popular vote on November 2 by a 50.7% to 48.2% margin over Senator John Kerry. The final Rasmussen Reports projection had shown the President winning 50.2% to 48.5%.

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December 13, 2004

Hillary Trails Generic GOP Candidate

If the next Presidential Election were held today, 46% of voters would vote for a generic Republican candidate over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 39% of voters would cast their ballot for Senator Clinton.

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December 4, 2004

42% Say Bush Good/Excellent on Economy

Heading into the Christmas holiday season, 41% of American voters say President George W. Bush is doing a good or excellent job handling the economy.

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December 2, 2004

State-by-State Actual Results vs. Rasmussen Reports™ Polls

The final, certified, results of Election 2004 show that President George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote while Senator John Kerry earned 48.3%. Those figures are very close to the final Rasmussen Reports Daily Tracking Poll. We projected the President would win 50.2% to 48.5%.

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December 2, 2004

State-by-State Actual Results vs. Rasmussen Reports™ Polls

The final, certified, results of Election 2004 show that President George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote while Senator John Kerry earned 48.3%. Those figures are very close to the final Rasmussen Reports Daily Tracking Poll. We projected the President would win 50.2% to 48.5%.

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December 1, 2004

44% Rate Bush Good/Excellent on Iraq

Three weeks following the battle for Fallujah, 44% voters rate President Bush's handling of the situation in Iraq good or excellent while 41% say he is doing a poor job in this area. That's unchanged from a week ago.

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November 21, 2004

42% of Dems Say Hillary Strongest Candidate for 2008

Forty-two percent (42%) of Democrats say New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the party's strongest Presidential candidate in 2008.