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December 21, 2005

57% Have Unfavorable Opinion of France

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American voters have an unfavorable view of France. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 25% have a favorable opinion of that nation.

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December 21, 2005

68% Say Badnarik Should Be Invited to Debates

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of American adults believe that Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik should be invited to participate in the Presidential Debates this year.

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December 21, 2005

California Senate Race

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer holds a 15-point lead over Republican challenger Bill Jones. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that the Libertarian candidate, Jim Gray, attracts 8% of the vote.

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December 21, 2005

46% "Plan" to Watch Edwards' Speech

Nearly half the nation's voters, 46%, plan to watch Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards' acceptance speech tonight.

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December 21, 2005

Partisan Views on Iraq Show Huge Gap

As the Democrats prepare to formally nominate John Kerry for the Presidency, the gap between Republicans and Democrats on the War with Iraq is enormous. It can be seen on virtually every polling question mentioning Iraq.

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December 21, 2005

53% Want Rice Approved, 29% Disagree

Condoleezza Rice, nominated to serve as Secretary of State, is viewed favorably by 47% of Americans and unfavorably by 31%.

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November 29, 2005

Hillary Meter: Support Falls to 2005 Low

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, just 25% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. That's down five points over the past two weeks. It's also the lowest level of support measured for the former First Lady in 2005. (Review Trends).

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November 16, 2005

Hillary Meter: 44% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 30% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Thirty-nine percent (39%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady. That's little changed from two weeks ago.

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November 10, 2005

Perceptions of Alito Improve

Samuel Alito, President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, made some progress during his first week of public scrutiny.

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November 4, 2005

Hillary Meter: 47% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 29% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

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November 4, 2005

Hillary Meter: 47% See Her as Politically Liberal

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 29% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

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October 21, 2005

33% of Voters Will Watch A Lot of Campaign Coverage

Five percent (5%) of American voters say they will watch all of the Democratic National Convention on television.

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October 19, 2005

32% Will Definitely Vote for Hillary

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, 32% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. Thirty-seven percent (37%) would definitely vote against the former First Lady.

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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.