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Poll: Voters Prefer Clinton Over Giuliani

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News Headlines: Oct. 4, 2007

AFP: Clinton Preferred Over Giuliani: Poll — "Democrat Hillary Clinton would beat Republican Rudolph Giuliani in the race for the US presidency if the election was held now, according to poll data released Thursday. Clinton held a 51-43 percent margin over Giuliani in a Washington Post-ABC News poll."

Analysis: Clinton Passes Major Milestone

If the election were held today, who would you vote for and why?

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If the election were held today, I would vote for Hillary Clinton. There is the quick reasoning of being a woman first before being called a person of color. But though my gender plays a small part to my decision, there is definitely more to my reasoning to making such choice.

I've watched a number of debates and interviews over the past few months and to me the person that gives clear strategies when it comes to the dealing with our floundering foreign policy, women's issues and a gumption to announce a healthcare plan (even after a failed attempt 14 years ago) is Hillary Clinton.

A couple of months ago, I was still on the fence between Clinton and Barack Obama. But Clinton made me take a second look after the Howard University debate. While I love Obama's "audacity of hope" and I have been fascinated with him for the different style he brings to politics since I watched his passionate speech at the DNC in 2004, I still feel I need more substance.

I don't slight Obama for his lack of experience as some pundits have noted but watching him on a few of these debates, he just didn't knock the ball out the ballpark.

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