This is a portion of the press release from the Hillary Clinton campaign regarding the latest poll results, from AP/Ipsos. The results are clear from the release, but the spin is always interesting to read! This poll does appear to break the recent trend that showed Barack Obama surging as preferred nominee.
In the first national poll taken completely after the speeches in Selma, Hillary Clinton is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination with 38% of the vote of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents, to 21% for Barack Obama, 14% for Al Gore and 10% for John Edwards, according to a just released AP/Ipsos poll of over 1000 Americans released today. The poll was conducted Monday through Wednesday. The 17 point margin represents a tic up from two polls that had the margin at 12%.
In the AP/Ipsos poll, Clinton has more of the vote than the next two Democratic candidates combined. In addition, according to the poll, Clinton leads her closest Democratic competitor among voters who say honesty, strong character, compassion, intelligence and stance on issues matter most.
The poll took place between Monday and Wednesday last week, and has a margin or error of plus or minus 4.5%