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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:00 AM

Post-ABC poll: Hillary Clinton reaches new heights of political popularity

January 23, 2013

As she heads to Capitol Hill this morning to testify regarding the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton has something her former legislative colleagues lack: the broad support of the American public.

Fully 67 percent of all Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll now express favorable views of the outgoing secretary of state, a record high in the survey for Clinton, albeit by a single percentage point. By contrast, just 19 percent of people said they approved of the way Congress was doing its job in a Post-ABC poll released last week.

Clinton has nearly unanimous support from fellow Democrats — 91 percent — in the new poll, also a career best. She also scores a gaudy 65 percent approval score among independents and more than one in three (37 percent) of Republicans believe she is doing a good job. That’s more than double the number of Republicans who approve of the way President Obama is doing his job.

Republican antipathy toward Clinton has declined significantly in recent years. As recently as April 2008, 84 percent of Republicans said they had unfavorable views of the then-candidate for president. At the time, that number included 70 percent of Republicans who held “strongly unfavorable” impressions. Now, fewer than half that number — 32 percent — have intensely negative views.

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TroyD Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
OKNancy Jan 2013 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #4
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #9
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #3
antigop Jan 2013 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #6
Zorro Jan 2013 #7
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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:16 AM

1. The rethugs will do their best to change that during today's hearings. n/t

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:21 AM

2. They will have to tread lightly

if they appear to be beating up on such a popular figure, it will backfire.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:32 AM

4. I'm not sure the rethugs know what "treading lightly" means....

They never bring knives to a gun fight...they bring RPGs. We know they don't give a rat's ass about the deaths in Benghazi...they need to undo the 4 years of good press Hillary has enjoyed.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:33 AM

9. Sounds like something they've done before.

It was around 1997-1998, if I recall.

"if they appear to be beating up on such a popular figure, it will backfire"

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:22 AM

3. Republican appproval will drop precipitously if they think she's running for Prez...

 

and Fox News will be revisiting how she murdered Vince Foster while having lesbian affairs with Benghazi Al Qaeda terrorists.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:03 AM

5. Don't fall for the "inevitability" meme being pushed, folks. nt

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:36 AM

6. Hence, the reason why the Rethugs are attempting to besmirch her character over this joke of a

hearing re: Benghazi.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:38 AM

7. Inhofe showing his dickishness at the hearings

Interrupting and talking over her testimony.

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