A new Zogby poll released on Monday shows that Hillary Clinton if matched head to head with the top 5 Republican contenders would lose the presidential race by between 3% and 5%.

If the vote were held today she would be beaten by Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee, in other words, Just about anyone, from Atom Ant, to The Tasmanian devil cartoon characters could beat her if they wear a Republican badge.

With G.W. Bush’s approval rating at an all time low, why are the Democrats having this problem? In a one word summary Electibility. The scandals just keep on trucking with the Clinton family. Now obviously some of the adverse publicity is being generated for the very reason of keeping them out of the White House, and if Kathleen Willey’s new book Target is to believed, their last tenure in this bastion of political correctness reeked chaos in the hallowed halls.

Although there is little more than smoke, there are rumors concerning her sexual preferences rumbling their way around, even the parentage of her daughter is doubted by some.

While these allegations have yet to have any facts to back them up, I am sure they must scare some in the upper echelons of the party.

One interesting aspect of this new Zogby poll is that head to head with the Republicans the other Democratic front runners fare much better. Both Obama and Edwards are in with a more than sporting chance. This race for the White House may well be decided by the Democratic party themselves, one wonders if they will choose their candidate wisely.

Simon Barrett

http://zzsimonb.blogspot.com

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