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Poll dancing -- 08.17.12

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Americans prefer public school over both private and home schooling [Rasmussen, 8/17]:

[A] plurality (47%) of American Adults believes public school is best for students. Thirty-five percent (35%) rate private school the best, while 11% think home schooling is the way to go.

Make believe-- In 2016, people of New Hampshire want Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie as the major party nominees [Public Policy Polling, 8/17]:

Clinton has the same 55% of voters’ preferences as when PPP last polled the state in May, and no one else has gained any ground.  9% want Vice President Joe Biden to be the nominee in four years, with 8% opting for the neighboring Bay State’s Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, 6% New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 3% Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and 1% Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner get almost no love, and 17% are not sure who they might prefer. ...

Across the aisle, Christie has 24% to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s 15%, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s 12%, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 10%, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s 8%, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s 7%, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 3%, with only 2% not sure or opting for someone else.

The horse race [Gallup, 8/17]:

Romney, 47%

Obama, 45%

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