November 20, 2007 - Clinton, Giuliani, Obama Top Thanksgiving Guest List, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

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New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama top the list when American voters are asked with which 2008 presidential candidate they would most like to share Thanksgiving dinner, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Sen. Clinton is the top turkey for 27 percent of all voters, including 42 percent of Democrats, followed by Sen. Obama with 24 percent of all voters and 24 percent of Democrats.

Giuliani is the gravy for 22 percent of American voters, including 26 percent of Republicans, followed by 17 percent who want Arizona Sen. John McCain, 14 percent for former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and 7 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Clinton is the choice dinner guest for 29 percent of women and 26 percent of men. Giuliani tops the list for 25 percent of women and 19 percent of men.

"Sen. Clinton and Mayor Giuliani are the top Democratic and Republican vote-getters. They're also the people Americans would most welcome to Thanksgiving dinner, the people voters would like to spend time with. "Both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain do better as dinner guests than they do as candidates," said Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "So let's take a day off from breaking heads on the campaign trail and break bread around the Thanksgiving dinner table."

From October 23 - 29, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,636 American voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percent, including 678 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent, and 742 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

24. Which of the Democratic presidential candidates would you most like to share Thanksgiving dinner with?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Biden 2% 2% 1% 3% 3% 1% Clinton 27 14 42 26 26 29 Dodd 1 1 - 1 1 - Edwards 13 15 13 10 12 13 Gravel - - - 1 - - Kucinich 2 - 2 4 3 1 Obama 24 24 24 24 26 23 Richardson 4 6 2 4 4 3 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 3 2 3 2 2 WLDN'T EAT(VOL) 14 21 5 14 15 12 DK/NA 12 14 8 12 8 14

No col College ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME degree degree <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Biden 1% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3% Clinton 30 23 34 34 20 25 Dodd - 1 1 - 1 2 Edwards 13 13 11 19 12 10 Gravel - - - - 1 - Kucinich 1 3 1 1 2 4 Obama 21 33 17 19 34 32 Richardson 3 5 3 4 5 5 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 2 2 2 3 2 1 WLDN'T EAT(VOL) 15 10 14 9 10 15 DK/NA 13 8 15 8 11 4



25. Which of the Republican presidential candidates would you most like to share Thanksgiving dinner with?
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                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom   Evnglcl 


Giuliani 22% 26% 21% 21% 19% 25% 18% Huckabee 5 7 2 5 7 3 7 Hunter 1 2 - - 1 1 1 McCain 17 16 14 23 18 16 17 Paul 3 2 2 6 5 - 2 Romney 7 10 5 5 7 7 8 Tancredo 1 - - 1 1 - 1 Thompson, F. 14 21 11 10 18 11 17 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 1 4 3 2 3 3 WLDN'T EAT(VOL) 14 6 23 13 13 16 12 DK/NA 14 8 19 14 9 19 14

No col College ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME degree degree <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K Giuliani 20% 27% 14% 22% 24% 32% Huckabee 4 6 5 4 4 6 Hunter 1 1 - - 1 1 McCain 15 21 15 15 17 24 Paul 2 4 - 2 4 5 Romney 6 9 5 9 7 8 Tancredo 1 - - - 2 - Thompson, F. 15 13 12 20 16 11 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 2 4 2 2 2 WLDN'T EAT(VOL) 17 9 19 16 11 6 DK/NA 17 7 25 12 10 5