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Gore More Competitive Than Clinton In IA

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Despite campaigning for an entire year, Hillary Clinton does not fare as well against national Republican frontrunner Rudy Giuliani in Iowa, as compared to non-candidate and former Vice President Al Gore.

In a head-to-head matchup poll of registered Iowa voters conducted October 12-14 by SurveyUSA, Clinton leads Giuliani by 5 points—48 to 43 percent. Gore leads Giuliani by 9 points—51 to 42 percent. Gore won the Hawkeye State in his 2000 presidential election bid.

Gore is also as competitive a candidate as Clinton in each of the 6 other states for which SurveyUSA has released polling data during the past week.

In New Mexico, Gore is up 4 points on Giuliani with Clinton up 1 point.
In Ohio, Gore is up 4 points with Clinton up by 2 points.
In Kentucky, Gore leads by 1 point and Clinton leads by 2 points.
In Missouri, Gore is up 5 points and Clinton is up 7 points.
In Kansas both Clinton and Gore trail Giuliani by 17 points.
In Alabama, Gore trails Giuliani by 9 points, and Clinton trails by 8 points.

One note: the SurveyUSA poll was conducted just as Al Gore co-won the Nobel Peace prize (on October 12th).

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