The specific data: Six in ten New York voters believe she will run, but almost half said that they won't vote for her. That includes three of ten Democrats.
If Hillary can't carry her "home" state decisively, one wonders whether she might join Walter Mondale with the distinction of losing a statewide election in all 50 states.
Meanwhile, Quinnipac shows that Rudy Giuliani is still the most popular candidate, still ahead of MSM favorite Senator John McCain (R-Opportunism). Rudy gets a 63.5 nationally on a scale of 100 on how warmly people feel toward him. Hillary's at 50.7, ahead of only Senators Russ Feingold (D-Utopia) and George Allen (R-Nowhere).
So before gentle readers say, yes, but Rudy won't get through the primaries because Christian conservatives like me won't vote for a pro-choice Republican, we'll quote columnist Howard Fineman from the article linked above:
A few weeks ago in Florida, [Giuliani] did the drop-by of all drop-bys as the "surprise guest" at the annual convention of the Global Pastors Network. He wowed them with his energy and his revival-style witness to his faith in Jesus. Ralph Reed, a godfather of religious conservatives, thinks Giuliani's charisma may help him overcome his social-issues liberalism in the Bible belt.This is probably why the Quinnipac poll finds that Rudy "gets a higher rating from self-identified white evangelical voters who either don't know or don't care that he favors abortion and gay rights."
"He can take control of a room better than any politician I've seen," said Reed. The key moment with the pastors was in the private holding room, where he spent quality time among their leaders. Giuliani told them that the key to his final decision on whether to run would be whether he thought he could raise enough cash. But he didn't sound as if he had much doubt.
Obviously the people who were polled read this blog.