Dems More Confident of November Victory than Republicans

Posted May 27, 2008 at 11:26am

Democrats are strikingly more confident that they will win this year’s presidential election than Republicans, according to a Gallup panel survey conducted May 19-21. Democrats and Democratic leaners believe they will win by a 61 percent to 37 percent margin while only 39 percent of their Republican counterparts are “confident” of victory compared to 59 percent who are not. Republicans still say, however, that John McCain gives the party a better chance than the other GOP hopefuls who he beat, with 58 percent holding that view. Sixty-two percent of Democrats say Barack Obama gives them the best chance of winning compared to 26 percent for Hillary Clinton.