by Steven Ertelt
November 26, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Hillary Clinton campaigned in Iowa over the weekend and claimed she was the best of the pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates to take on a Republican nominee next year. However, a new poll finds Clinton losing nationally to all of the top five Republican presidential hopefuls.
"I believe that I have a very good argument that I know more about beating Republicans than anybody else running," Clinton said. "They’ve been after me for 15 years, and much to their dismay, I’m still standing."
Clinton claimed to have the most support around the country, including "more Democratic support from the so-called red states than anybody else running" — referring to support in states that trend Republican.
"I’m leading in all the polls, I’m beating them in state after state after state," she contended. "I think they have looked at the field and figured out who can best beat the Republicans."
However, a new survey released Monday by the Zogby polling firm finds Clinton trailing all of the top five Republican candidates, four of whom are campaigning on a pro-life position.
The Zogby International poll found former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee doing the best against Clinton. Thompson leads her 44-40 and Huckabee leads 44-39.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leads Clinton by a 43 percent to 40 percent margin while Senator John McCain is ahead 42 to 38 percent and even pro-abortion ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani leads 43-40 percent.
Not only does Clinton trail all of the Republicans but her pro-abortion rivals for the Democratic nod, Barack Obama and John Edwards, lead each of the Republicans.
The Zogby poll was conducted online among 9,150 likely voters across the nation between November 21 and 26 and has just a one percent margin of error because of the large sample size.