POLITICS
06/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton: I'm The Better Candidate 'Based On Every Analysis, Every Poll'

During an evening rally in Montana's largest city, Hillary Clinton explained to the crowd why she should be the Democratic Party's nominee, but what ensued was a list of overstatements and exaggerations as she made her case. "You have to ask yourself, who is the stronger candidate? And based on every analysis, of every bit of research and every poll that has been taken and every state that a Democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall," she said.

The problem is, there are a number of polls that show Clinton in a close race with John McCain, many within the margin of error, not including a few that show Barack Obama beating McCain by a larger margin than Clinton. The comment was intended to prove to voters that despite Obama's popularity, she has what it takes to beat John McCain. Clinton said that voters have to ask themselves, "Who is the stronger candidate against John McCain? We have not gone through this exciting, unprecedented, historic election, only to lose," she said.

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