In a new Gallup/USA Today poll, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, vaults over Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, with a 15 point lead, 38% to 23%. MORE HERE.
Clinton pollster Mark Penn says very simply that this is the result of the Democratic debate. "At the debate, people got the first chance to see them all side-by-side," Penn says, "and I think she is looking very ready to lead."
On the GOP side, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani bests Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 34% to 20%. This despite NEWS in today’s Politico that Giuliani and his then-wife donated $900 to Planned Parenthood in the 1990s.
Then there’s that Newsweek poll, which has President Bush’s approval rating at 28%. Yikes.
Yesterday I spent some time on the phone with a gay Navy man who says he was discharged from the military for being gay then called back up to serve in Kuwait. With able help from Jonathan Karl at the Pentagon, the STORY CAN BE READ HERE.
Then be sure not to miss this look at SALON.COM about all the money former CIA director George Tenet is making from corporations that profit in Iraq.
And this LOOK, from a pro-gun website, suggesting that in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, some states are pushing laws that would increase the number of guns out there, in Tennessee (LINK) and South Carolina (LINK), for instance.