WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton would lose to every one of the top five Republican contenders in a head-to-head match-up — a complete reversal of fortune for the New York senator who has thus far led against all prospective GOP opponents — according to a new Zogby poll released late Monday.
Clinton's top Democratic rivals, John Edwards and Barack Obama, however, still lead or tie Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the 2008 presidential election, the survey showed.
Clinton, who has recently witnessed sagging poll numbers since what many considered to be a poor performance at a nationally televised Democratic debate, trails Republican candidates Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney by three to five percentage points in direct match-ups.
In July, Clinton led Arizona senator McCain by two-points, held a five-point lead over former New York Mayor Giuliani, a six-point lead over former Tennessee Sen. Thompson and a 10-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Romney.
While the November survey shows former Arkansas Governor Huckabee, who is surging in Iowa and national polls, beating Clinton by five-points, the July Zogby survey did not match the two.
The interactive poll of 9,150 likely voters nationwide was conducted Nov. 21-26 and had a margin of error of plus or minus one percentage point. The interactive poll surveys individuals who have registered to take part in online polls.