Monday, March 06, 2006

'Edwards Among Top 10 Most Popular People In National Politics'

What the... This poll must not have included NC in it's data. John Edwards who is from South Carolina was a NC Senator in title only. It seemed like from day 1 he was preparing to make his run on the White House. He missed key votes that affected the state on many occasions. How he scorced this in this poll is mind blowing.

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is among the top 10 most popular people in national politics -- along with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, according to a national poll released Monday by Quinnipiac University.

Giuliani, a Republican who is considered a possible candidate for president in 2008, edged out U.Obama, D-Ill., U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rice.

The Quinnipiac poll asked voters to rate politicians on a scale of 0 to 100, with higher numbers representing more favorable opinions. Giuliani's mean score was 63.5, according to the poll.

Obama averaged 59.9, McCain 59.7 and Rice 57.1.

"Not only do Mayor Giuliani and Sen. McCain get the best ratings, but their numbers are uniform across the country," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

President Bush's average rating was 44.1 and Vice President Dick Cheney's was 41.

Four Democrats who are considered potential presidential candidates were also mentioned in the poll's top 10: Edwards received a 50.8 average, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner scored 50.7, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton averaged 50.4 and Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin scored 49.

The telephone poll of 1,892 registered voters nationwide was conducted February 21-28 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

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Comments on "'Edwards Among Top 10 Most Popular People In National Politics'"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (06 March, 2006 21:41) : 

Actually, for his first four years in office, Edwards had a 100%, 99%, 100%, 99% voting attendance record respectively. It was only when he started campaigning in 2003 and then got into the general election in 2004 that his voting record got down. His overall 6 year attendance is 88%, which is much higher than many other politicians.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (07 March, 2006 16:29) : 

No, Edwards was not "a NC Senator in title only." He was elected to the Senate by the voters of North Carolina, right? Isn't that enough?


Blogger David said ... (09 March, 2006 13:01) : 

In my opinion Edwards was not effective Senator for our state. To show that I'm not biased I'ld like to add that Dole is not effective either. She has promised to do better but, Edwards has missed his chance.

Thanks for your thoughts.


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