Hillary is Canada's Choice for US President

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - If Canadians could choose the next US President,
it would be Hillary Clinton by a landslide, according to a new poll released
    Almost four in ten Canadians want Senator Clinton as the next US
president. A new poll conducted by The Strategic Counsel on behalf of The
Globe and Mail and CTV News shows Hillary Clinton is the strong favorite among
Canadians who give the New York senator a three-to-one lead over Rudy Giuliani
(12%), the next most popular candidate among respondents. 11% would vote for
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton's closest rival for the Democratic nomination.
    "Clearly the Clinton brand continues to hold a lot of luster in Canada,"
says Tim Woolstencroft, Managing Partner of The Strategic Counsel. "Bill
Clinton has always enjoyed tremendous popularity here, and that critical mass
of positive sentiment has given Hillary's campaign a big boost. She's a strong
candidate in her own right, but it's an even stronger franchise. A lot of
Canadians would like to see another Clinton White House."
    Canadian support for Hillary Clinton cuts across age, education level,
and even political affiliation. "She's as popular among Canadian Conservatives
as she is among Canadian Liberals," says Woolstencroft, "and I think that says
something about the kind of broad, personal appeal that the Clintons have
managed to secure here in Canada."
    Hillary Clinton enjoys strongest support among Quebeckers (51%),
Francophone Canadians (52%) and, overwhelmingly, Bloc Quebecois voters (67%)

    Polling Data

    If you were voting in the 2008 US Presidential election, which one of the
following candidates would you be most likely to vote for ...

    Hillary Clinton          36%
    Rudy Giuliani            12%
    Barack Obama             11%
    John Edwards              4%
    John McCain               4%
    Mitt Romney               1%
    None of them (vol.)       9%
    Wouldn't vote (vol.)      3%
    DK/NA/Ref                21%

    Source: The Strategic Counsel - CTV/Globe and Mail survey
    Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1000 Canadians, 18+, conducted
between  Jun. 8  and Jun. 11, 2007. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage
points 19 times out of 20.

For further information:

For further information: Tim Woolstencroft, Managing Partner, The
Strategic Counsel, twoolstencroft@thestrategiccounsel.com, (416) 975-4465,
ext. 224

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