HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Poll: Hillary More Popula...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:19 PM

Poll: Hillary More Popular Than Obama, Biden, GOP 2016 Hopefuls



TOM KLUDT 9:26 AM EST, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may well be the most popular public official in the country, according to the latest findings from Quinnipiac University released Friday.

With 61 percent of registered voters nationwide saying they have a positive opinion of her and only 34 percent saying they have a negative impression, Clinton's favorability rating trumps the top figures in the administration she just left behind: President Barack Obama (51-46 percent), Vice President Joe Biden (46-41 percent) and her successor at the State Department John Kerry (43-33).

Her popularity also easily eclipses the GOP leader on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), whose favorability rating of 20 percent is more than doubled by the 42 percent of voters who view him unfavorably.

Clinton is also more personally popular than potential 2016 Republican rivals like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), both of whom are still largely unknown nationally. But her favorability rating tops that of Rep. Paul (R-WI). The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee is viewed favorably by 34 percent of the country and unfavorably by 36 percent, according to the poll.

-30-

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/poll-hillary-more-popular-than-obama-biden-gop

Link to Quinnipiac Poll:
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail/?ReleaseID=1849

28 replies, 1810 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 28 replies Author Time Post
Reply Poll: Hillary More Popular Than Obama, Biden, GOP 2016 Hopefuls (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
jenmito Feb 2013 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #2
jenmito Feb 2013 #9
antigop Feb 2013 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #21
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #24
blm Feb 2013 #3
Beacool Feb 2013 #4
blm Feb 2013 #10
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #6
Beacool Feb 2013 #7
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #8
blm Feb 2013 #11
blm Feb 2013 #12
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #15
Beacool Feb 2013 #17
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #18
Beacool Feb 2013 #19
Beacool Feb 2013 #16
great white snark Feb 2013 #22
Beacool Feb 2013 #23
TroyD Feb 2013 #28
Beacool Feb 2013 #5
Nedsdag Feb 2013 #20
ghurley Feb 2013 #25
aquart Feb 2013 #26
aaaaaa5a Feb 2013 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:27 PM

1. Apple and oranges...

The second she becomes a politician again, her numbers will drop.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:35 PM

2. Right

I love HRC and would support her in a heartbeat if she were to run for office in 2016 but polls like these are meaningless IMHO. But I guess pollsters gotta feed their families.............

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:12 PM

9. Exactly...

I guess pollsters gotta poll, and reporters gotta report-even if it's meaningless, time-filling "stuff."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jenmito (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:48 PM

13. follow the money....who's paying for the poll? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:02 PM

14. To feed their families...AND division within the Democratic Party. That's why they keep harping on

Obama-Biden on one side vs. Hillary's popularity on the other.

They know damn well that political figures who are out of office tend to be more popular than elected officials still serving in office.

They're so transparent.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:12 AM

21. Some of them have clearly not let go of the 2008 Democratic primary

and seem intent on keeping Rush's "Operation Chaos" alive, probably through the next election, especially if it looks like Hillary and Biden decide to throw in for the race.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:52 PM

24. Sadly that's still very apparent even here on DU.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:44 PM

3. She was BEING a politician when she made the deals for Keystone, but, held off signing them

over the last 4 years so she could protect her popularity with Dem voters. Deals made long ago and awaiting only a signature so the next Sec of State will get the headlines and photos and backlash.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM

4. Get your facts straight.

Obama decided to put a hold on a final decision because of the backlash from environmental groups and others. It is still up in the air whether he will approve it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Beacool (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:27 PM

10. The decision relies on State Dept and Clinton was always FOR it. Those deals were made

long ago, and so were the recommendations to the WH.

Gee - what happened to the 'power' of the most 'powerful' and 'pro-active' Sec of State of all time? Guess she just never got around to making deals on Keystone that she was prepared to sign 4 years ago, eh?

Some of us don't allow ourselves to get fooled.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:59 PM

7. The final approval is Obama's.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Beacool (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:09 PM

8. true

It just doesn't help when those surrounding this issue are financially invested in it. That kind of conflict of interest is noteworthy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:32 PM

11. excerpt:

>>>>
But the rumor is that Clinton’s State Department is nonetheless about to recommend approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which the top climate scientists in the nation have unanimously called a terrible idea. As far as I know, though, Clinton’s subordinates haven’t reached out to ask them why. For more than a year now, it’s been one of Washington’s worst-kept secrets that Clinton wants the pipeline approved. And why not? Its builder, TransCanada, hired her old deputy campaign manager as its chief lobbyist and gave lobbying contracts to several of her big bundlers. Leaked emails show embassy officials rooting on the project; it’s classic D.C. insiderism. (And, weirdly, her rumored successor is just as involved—Susan Rice has millions in stock in TransCanada and other Canadian energy companies.)

And in one sense it doesn’t make much difference. Everyone in the capital’s also known that the Keystone decision, in the end, will come down to President Obama, who will weigh State’s findings and then rule whether the pipeline is in the national interest. When that happens, we’ll find out if he’s a more modern politician than Hillary, or if he’s still fighting yesterday’s wars too.
>>>>>

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:36 PM

12. She and Bill wanted Keystone deal signed 4 years ago, and nothing changed but it's 4 years later.

Hillary won't have to deal with the headlines or the accompanying photos of her signing off on the deals she made. The Clintons will use their enormous influence to get the deals already made signed and let the next officeholder take the blame. Everyone knows Kerry has too much chivalry to point the blame for the deals where blame belongs..... at Hillary.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:04 PM

15. Amazing, isn't it?

And Susan Rice took the brunt of the Benghazi brouhaha.

Still, I'm hoping Kerry can turn this thing around before it's a done deal.

Confirmation Of Climate Hawk Kerry As Secretary Of State May Doom Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate confirmed John Kerry as a Secretary of State by a vote of 94 to 3. I believe this is a turning point in the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Once again, I do not think that a man who had dedicated his Senate career to fighting catastrophic climate change would start his term as Secretary approving the expansion of one of the dirtiest sources of fossil fuels in the world.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/01/29/1513521/confirmation-of-climate-hawk-kerry-as-secretary-of-state-death-blow-dirty-keystone-xl-pipeline/

Kerry at his SOS confirmation: "The solution to climate change is energy policy. And, the opportunities of energy policy so vastly outweigh the downsides that you’re expressing concerns about … You want to do business and do it well in America, you have to get into the energy race … I would respectfully say to you that climate change is not something to be feared in response to—the steps to respond to—it’s to be feared if we don’t … I will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science, and I hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of American jobs and we better go after it."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:45 PM

17. Susan Rice and her husband have millions of dollars invested in oil companies.

Including this one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Beacool (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:14 PM

18. I know.

When I heard that, I was quite taken aback. Yikes. But then I realized the job was always John Kerry's and I was glad. I think he was born for the job.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:10 PM

19. Of the two, I agree that Kerry was the better choice.

He'll do a good job.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:44 PM

16. Again, I'll repeat it slowly.

Obama is the one who has the final decision. Obama was the one who decided to put the deal on hold (election year, remember?). He is the one who will give the final approval.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Beacool (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:45 AM

22. Could you run that by me again using smaller, single syllable words?

I kid I kid. Whatever the case Hillary did an outstanding job and I do hope SOS Kerry will finally be the end of the environmentally cruel pipeline.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to great white snark (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:09 PM

23. I think that Kerry will do whatever Obama wants him to do.

He can give him advice, but Obama will be the one to decide whether to go with the deal or not. It's the president's decision to make.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jenmito (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:46 AM

28. Her numbers may drop if she runs, but . . .

She would still have high numbers. Most likely higher than a lot of other Democrats could get.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:50 PM

5. Great!!!

Poll after poll over a long period of time have had the results. Of course her poll numbers would go down somewhat if she does choose to run in 2016. We'll just have to wait and see.




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:13 PM

20. Obama had high ratings when he wasn't running for national office either.

As soon as she announces, her ratings will drop.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:22 PM

25. Long, long way away... but I've been told by the one right wing friend that I can stand...

that he doesn't believe there is anyone in the Republican party now that can beat her. His quote was that "she's gotta have 9 to 5 odds in Vegas right now."

Quick google search shows english bookie company taking 6 to 1 on hrc.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:27 PM

26. That's nice. Still too early.

I am SO in favor of a mean-assed law that limits campaigns to six months and docks the offender a million for every early assault on our consciousness or mention in the press.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:43 PM

27. I'm sorry for raining on the parade but


given that she has basically been out of politics for over 4 years while Obama has waged war after war over health care, the budget, the auto bailout and now guns, etc. etc...... the fact that she only leads the President 51-46 is shockingly bad. The same is true for Biden (46-41).

I am going to be doing everything I can to help Hillary get elected in 2016. But I hope these numbers can sober up some people here, and more importantly within her campaign. 2016 is going to be a major dog fight. Winning the White-house for 3 consecutive times won't be easy. Its rarely been done. And this time around, the GOP heavy weights will be out, unlike in 2012, when most of the best of the GOP candidates stayed away opting for 2016 instead.


Think about it. Hillary is at her absolute apex in the history of her political career, and she only leads our battle worn President by 5? I hope that instead of dancing in the streets over a number practically within the margin of error, it inspires people to get to work!


In 2006 and 2007 Hillary was a huge favorite for 2008 just as she is now. How did that turn out? Technically right now Biden is already closer to Hillary than any candidate was at this point in the 2008 race. Trust me, 2016 is going to be no cakewalk. And these numbers prove it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread