Saturday, 1 September 2007
Hillary's commanding lead
Has Barack Obama's time passed? Hillary Clinton now has a commanding lead in polls for the Democratic nomination, and strong leads in key states, including New Hampshire. With Law and Order DA Arthur Branch aka Fred Thompson entering the Republican field next week, Giuliani's lead could evaporate very quickly. At the very least, attention will turn from the Democrats to the Republicans, reducing Obama's chances of a surge in popularity. What's more, Hillary is ahead of all her potential Republican rivals on the RealClearPolitics poll of polls. Giuliani is clearly her strongest opponent, which is why she must be hoping that Thompson has a good few weeks too.