New York Poll: Clinton yes, Cuomo no, on White House runs
December 5th, 2012
(CNN) – A majority of New Yorkers say they would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, according to a new poll.
And while a Siena College Research Institute survey indicates that most New Yorkers think that Andrew Cuomo, their governor, is doing a good job in office and are prepared to re-elect him in 2014, a plurality don't want him to run for the White House in 2016.
According to the poll, which was released Wednesday, 75% of Empire State voters say they have a favorable impression of the outgoing secretary of state, who represented her adopted home state of New York for eight years in the U.S. Senate. That's Clinton's highest favorable rating ever in a Siena survey.
By a 54%-39% margin, New Yorkers say she should run for president in four years. In 2008, then-Sen. Clinton lost an epic Democratic presidential nomination battle to then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Obama nominated Clinton as his secretary of state after winning the 2008 general election.