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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:27 PM

Poll: Hillary Clinton retiring with 69 percent job approval

Source: The Hill



Hillary Clinton will step down from her job as head of the State Department this month with nearly 70 percent of the country approving the job she’s done there, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Clinton has 69 percent job approval, which includes 92 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of self-identified Independents and 41 percent of Republicans, according to the poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

Only a quarter of the country — 25 percent — disapprove of the job she's done as the country's top diplomat, despite criticism last year over her role in events leading up to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

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A Florida poll, also released Thursday by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP), put Clinton well in the lead in a hypothetical 2016 Democratic primary against other possible Democratic candidates, including Vice President Biden, who took second place with only 15 percent of the vote in the poll compared to Clinton’s overwhelming 65 percent.


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/277871-poll-hillary-clinton-retires-with-69-percent-job-approval

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Reply Poll: Hillary Clinton retiring with 69 percent job approval (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #2
graham4anything Jan 2013 #3
Beacool Jan 2013 #8
PearliePoo2 Jan 2013 #4
windowpilot Jan 2013 #5
cosmicone Jan 2013 #6
PurityOfEssence Jan 2013 #19
Beacool Jan 2013 #7
windowpilot Jan 2013 #13
Sunlei Jan 2013 #18
Codeine Jan 2013 #16
Beacool Jan 2013 #9
SteveG Jan 2013 #10
antigop Jan 2013 #11
davidpdx Jan 2013 #14
antigop Jan 2013 #15
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #25
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SteveG Jan 2013 #24
antigop Jan 2013 #12
merrily Jan 2013 #21
merrily Jan 2013 #22
karynnj Jan 2013 #26
Sunlei Jan 2013 #17
samsingh Jan 2013 #20
merrily Jan 2013 #23

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:36 PM

1. Hillary45 getting ready to run in 2016, has 65% Biden 15%, wannawon'ts & also rans the rest

 

A Florida poll, also released Thursday by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP), put Clinton well in the lead in a hypothetical 2016 Democratic primary against other possible Democratic candidates, including Vice President Biden, who took second place with only 15 percent of the vote in the poll compared to Clinton’s overwhelming 65 percent.


leave it to the hill to badly word the title.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:49 PM

2. TBH, IDTS.

Hillary herself ruled it out a while back, I think. I guess it's possible she COULD change her mind eventually, but now, I'm just not seeing it happening at this point.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:55 PM

3. George Washington ruled it out four years before he ran for President.

 

no sane politician(not talking about the Ralph Naders here obviously) officially announces four
years early. it would be insane

just the won'tabees do it and the Alf Landon's

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:39 PM

8. So did Obama and there he is.

She could change her mind, four years is a long time.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:58 PM

4. IF she runs...I would most likely vote for her but...

we'll have to see who else throws their hat in the ring!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Go wash your bloody hands,

 

Hillary...

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Response to windowpilot (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:16 PM

6. HUH?

What is that supposed to mean?

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:14 PM

19. Perhaps it's for sparking the jihadi mess in North Africa

The Libyan intervention was a cynical resources grab by the U.S., France and the U.K., and she was one of the prime movers behind it, along with Susan Rice and Samantha Power. Gates was against it, and it seems like Obama was more than just nudged.

Personally, I say that this administration is completely responsible for the blood in Mali and Algeria, as well as the ongoing mess in Libya. The munitions that have been loosed on the world from Qaddafi's armories will be an ongoing problem just by themselves.

It was, and still is, a very sad thing that an act of such brazen illegality was allowed to happen, and every death, maiming and loss of family to the survivors is the fault of this administration.

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Response to windowpilot (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:38 PM

7. Care to elucidate?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:42 AM

13. Beacoo

 

where have you been, while bush* had stolen office...
Hillary voted for bush's Iraq war!!!
And there lies the blood!!!

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Response to windowpilot (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:25 AM

18. did she vote to 'cheney steal away' a trillion of americas federal money?

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Response to windowpilot (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:15 AM

16. WHARRGARBL!!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:50 PM

9. But.........but.........what about Benghazi?

Wasn't it supposed to be worse than Watergate?




Rock on, Hillary!!!


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

10. If she want's it, it's hers

She will have to declare after 2014, but if she does, it's her's. If not her, then Biden. I honestly don't think Biden would primary her.

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Response to SteveG (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:05 AM

11. ah,yes the "inevitability" meme appears again! I think I'll start keeping count. n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:35 AM

14. It is a stink that doesn't seem to go away

I think if you start keeping count you'll lose your mind man.

For the record, I have no problems if she decides to run and if she was the nominee I'd vote for her. That doesn't mean I'd vote for her in a primary as myself and I'm sure most people would like to see who actually runs first.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:04 AM

15. the "inevitability" meme is very dangerous to a democratic country such as ours

We live in a democracy. We post on DEMOCRATIC underground.

NO ONE "deserves" a nomination or the presidency. The nomination isn't "owed" to anyone. The presidency isn't "owed" to anyone.

There is a DEMOCRATIC process to follow.

Sadly, people are swayed by PR campaigns.

(I'm sure you know this, david.)

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Response to antigop (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:53 AM

25. Yeah, I was flamed for suggesting we are lazy for continuing

backing and supporting establishment dems, like it's some compulsive behavior we can't shake.

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Response to antigop (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:28 AM

24. ?

If she wants it, I doubt she will have any significant challenger's. I have serious doubt she want's it. If she doesn't then Biden, but I wonder if he wants it. If he doesn't, then I don't have a clue. I think a large part is who emerges as the Republican stalwart?

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Response to SteveG (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:05 AM

12. pssst.....2008 reminder. nt

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Response to SteveG (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:40 PM

21. I thought primarying was for incumbents?

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Response to SteveG (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:41 PM

22. Same thing was said in 2007, when she started 30 points ahead of the rest.

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Response to SteveG (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:08 AM

26. Biden "primary her"

That assumes that she is the incumbent, which she isn't.

My best guess is that neither will run, but there is no reason that either will stand down for the other and both have had Presidential aspirations in the past. However, if it is 2014, and the Clinton/Biden numbers look the same and both want to run - the numbers would be a good reason to not run for Biden.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:17 AM

17. Mrs Clinton, we love you!! hope you have plans for some pure fun and time to read/write? books.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:29 PM

20. she would make an awesome President

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 PM

23. There is always around 30% that won't budge.

Around that number still claimed to favor Bush the Lesser at the end of his term, yet even hard core Republicans were berating him by then (Given he couldn't run again anyway, they had nothing to lose).

I think they just lie to pollsters so their party won't look bad.

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