The Heartland Speaks

Election Day 2008 is still two-and-a-half years away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to begin polling for presidential front-runners, particularly in everyone’s favorite swing state, Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch took a poll (you decide on the reliability) of Buckeye State residents and found that Democratic and Republican Party favorites are … Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

The poll didn’t measure how the two potential opponents would fare against each other — the real question, as far as we’re concerned — but it did offer a few interesting insights, including conservative insider (and columnist) Robert Novack’s assessment of Rudy Giuliani’s chances of getting past the primaries:

“You think he’s going to win the Republican nomination?” Novack told the Dispatch. “I don’t think so.”

– Lizzy Ratner