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New Fox News poll will put Clinton among most 'feared' possible presidential contenders

Published: Thursday June 15, 2006

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A new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll will report later today that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is the most "frightening" candidate for president by more than a two-to-one margin, RAW STORY has learned.

Even though the poll sample contained more Democrats than Republicans, and 60% of those asked said they believed their lives would be better if Democrats gained control of the Congress this year, Clinton was still identified by a wide margin to the be most "frightening" candidate.

The poll, leaked to RAW STORY, finds Senator Clinton to be the most feared presidential contender, followed by former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, erstwhile Vice President Al Gore and Arizona Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

Clinton had the highest "fright" factor among Republicans, at 58%. Independents also feared Clinton 2-1 over Giuliani, 25% to 12%. Among Democrats, Clinton came in as the second most feared candidate, trailing former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani by just 7 points

The poll was conducted with a sample made up of 42 percent Democrats, 34 percent Republicans and 19 percent Independents.

The entire poll, covering a broad range of topics, from Iran to gay marriage and flag burning, is available here.