Democrat Barack Obama is the top 2008 presidential contender in the United States, according to a poll by Zogby International. At least 46 per cent of respondents would support the Illinois senator in head-to-head contests against four prospective Republican nominees.
Obama holds a three-point edge over Arizona senator John McCain, a six-point lead over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, and a 17-point advantage over both former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson.
In other contests, both New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former North Carolina senator John Edwards lead Romney and Thompson, but trail Giuliani and McCain.
Rudy Giuliani (R) 42% – 48% Barack Obama (D)
John McCain (R) 43% – 46% Barack Obama (D)
Mitt Romney (R) 35% – 52% Barack Obama (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 35% – 52% Barack Obama (D)
Source: Zogby International
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 378 likely Republican voters, conducted from May 17 to May 20, 2007. Margin of error is 5.0 per cent.
[via HUFFINGTON POST]