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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:22 PM

Hillary Clinton most popular U.S. politician, poll shows

Source: Reuters

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular U.S. politician, surpassing fellow Democrats President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as leading Republicans, a national poll found.

Sixty-one percent of American voters approve of Clinton, a possible U.S. presidential candidate for 2016, while 34 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion, according to the survey by Quinnipiac University released on Friday.

The poll comes one week after Clinton left her post as the nation's top diplomat. Clinton, 65, has said she does not see herself going back to politics but left open the possibility of such a return.

In comparison, 51 percent said they held a "favorable" opinion of Obama while 46 percent had an unfavorable opinion. For Biden, 70, another potential 2016 contender, 46 percent gave him good marks compared to 41 percent who did not.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-usa-politics-clinton-idUSBRE9170NZ20130208

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CountAllVotes Feb 2013 OP
valerief Feb 2013 #1
nolabear Feb 2013 #2
MrScorpio Feb 2013 #3
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #8
politicasista Feb 2013 #4
neffernin Feb 2013 #5
Beacool Feb 2013 #6
Macoy51 Feb 2013 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #9
underpants Feb 2013 #10

Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:24 PM

1. Teevee would make us believe it's Paul Ryan. Airwave clients have a

hard-on for him.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:28 PM

2. (Happily waving at Rand Paul)

Hi Sparky!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:39 PM

3. That is, at least, until she ever starts running this country…

If that happens, I'm sure that we won't see popularity numbers like this.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:33 PM

8. EXACTLY!!

I love Hilary but that is reality.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:53 PM

5. If I'm reading this story right

"About 20 percent of those polled said they had a good opinion of House Speaker John Boehner, and 24 percent said they saw former Republican vice presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan positively. About one-third of voters said they did not know enough about either Republican. Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday."

Is kind of a euphamism for

"Leadership from the Republican party did not fare as well in this round of polling. John Boehner was viewed positively by only 20 percent of those polled while over 45 percent claimed to see him in a negative light. Party darling Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, had slightly better marks with 24 percent viewing him favorably while around 40 percent held an unfavorable opinion. Given Obama and Biden both has resounding support within their own party while those who view them negatively are mostly Republican, it is likely that anywhere from 40-60% of Republicans were not willing to throw support behind some of the highest ranking members of their party. This can be construed as party weakness in both leadership and support, says Anyone With a Logical Mind."

Another amusing note is DU's spellcheck; it did find one misspelling in my post.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. It doesn't surprise me.

That has been the same findings of several polls conducted in the last couple of years or so.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. She Had My Vote

 

She had my vote for some time now. I am glad to see her positive ratings rise.



macoy

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. The division in the Democratic Party needs to stop. These polls are feeding that division.

That's why they keep harping on the 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. Let's not feed them.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:38 PM

10. Jim Webb had a 13% favorability in 2006

So just keep that in mind.

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