Electability

Obama outperforms HRC in every match-up.
His net favorable/unfavorable is +24; hers is +3.
Any questions?

Match-ups

Clinton-Giuliani +1

Obama-Giuliani +6

Clinton-Huckabee +9

Obama-Huckabee +11

Clinton-Romney +6

Obama-Romney +18

Favorable-unfavorable

Clinton 51/48 (+3)

Edwards 53/33 (+20)

Obama 57/30 (+27)

Giuliani 50/4` (+9)

Huckabee 34/24 (+10)

Romney 32/35 (-3)

McCain 54/30 (+14)

Thompson 30/34 (-4)

And guess which Democratic candidate holds the edge among Democratic primary voters in perceived “electability”?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com