The new web journal, The Democratic Strategist, has an interesting, data-generated take on Hillary Clinton’s electibility, the subject of an editorial written this week in the Washington Post by her pollster, Mark Penn, and James Carville.
Their take is basically that her fate lies with the independents, and that she is electable, if not a clear cut favorite in a general election.
On the other hand, Clinton’s favorability among Republicans – 26 percent – is significantly larger than Kerry’s performance among Republicans (a whopping 6 percent). Presumably she would end up getting substantially less than a quarter of the Republican vote in 2008, but it may be that she can attract enough Republican women to improve on Kerry’s performance.”
– Jason Horowitz