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Women Are Better Than Men in Politics

Posted by azi on February 20, 2006

Especially on domestic issues, according to today’s Siena poll of 1,120 registered voters in 50 states. (No one from the 51st State was surveyed.) Progressive, but still domestic.

But on foreign policy and commander-in-chief issues, more than half the people surveyed said there would be no difference between a male and female president.

Would that change if male/female were replaced with names of actual males and females? The survey doesn’t go that far, but it did ask if Laura, Hillary and Condi should run.

Sorry Laura. 81% said no. Hillary’s numbers dipped a bit from 2005, but she’s still above 50%. As for Condi, she jumped 6 points, but hasn’t broken 50% yet. But the rise in Condi’s “should run” numbers seem attached to the growing notion that Hillary’s will actually run.

Glad to see one woman’s success helping another.
[Note: This item was updated from an earlier version that was saddled with funky HTML issues.]


Posted in condoleezza rice, hillary clinton, laura bush, polls | 4 Comments »

Attn. Hillary, You May Have a Race Too

Posted by azi on February 13, 2006

KT McFarland, the Republican congressional candidate on Manhattan’s East Side has some “going interest” in running for Senate, her campaign said today.
I first mentioned this in my profile of her campaign consult Ed Rollins a few months ago.

When I asked “why not run her for Senate,” Rollins replied, “I talked about it today with her at lunch.” That was when Ed Cox and Jeanine Pirro were still running.
Now, that lunch chatter has found its way into an Albany Times Union piece.

McFarland, a former Regean aide with foreign policy experience, seems like a more formidable challenger for Hillary than John Spencer, the former mayor of Yonkers. But Spencer seemed ready to sow up Conservative Party support, making him the first candidate that Republicans and Conservatives agreed on.

O well.

Posted in conservative party, ed cox, ed rollins, hillary clinton, jeanine pirro, john spencer, kt mcfarland | 15 Comments »

Hillary Loses in Tasini Poll

Posted by azi on February 8, 2006

Here is the new site for 51st State. No walkout updates. Sorry.

In other news…

Hillary may have a cakewalk for re-election, but she has some campaigning to do with the Working Families Party.

51st State obtained an email from John Tasini, Hillary’s opponent on the left, where he claims victory in a “non-binding, informal poll” he conducted at the party’s Feb. 4th meeting in Albany.

The results, Tasini says, are:

Tasini: 40

Clinton: 21

Absentations: 2

A WFP spokesman emailed over the following dismissal:

“There was no poll conducted during the WFP’s state committee meeting. It’s hard to tell what to make of a candidate and his canvassers stopping random people in a hotel lobby. Perhaps tellingly, At least 75% of the party members attending our state committee meeting did not participate in this campaign exercise, which was solely conducted by the candidate without the consent or authorization of the Party. The results are utterly meaningless as an indication of actual WFP member sentiment towards the Senate race.

Posted in hillary clinton, john tasini, wfp | 14 Comments »