If This Is True, We're Done For! POLL: Hillary Clinton The Most Popular Political Figure In The CountrySubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 13:38
If This Is True, We're Done For!! POLL: Hillary Clinton The Most Popular Political Figure In The Country
Caroline May | Political Reporter
10:45 AM 02/08/2013
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular national political figure in the country, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
Clinton’s approval rating outpaces President Obama — who defeated the former first lady in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary — and other potential rivals for the presidency, should she run again in 2016.
According to Quinnipiac’s poll, 61 percent of American voters view Clinton favorably while just 34 percent had an unfavorable view of the former senator. Obama, fresh off his reelection, has a 51 percent favorable to 46 percent unfavorable rating.
“The difference in favorability ratings for the two leaders lies in Clinton’s ability to win thumbs up from many more independent voters and Republicans than does the president,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “The lower approval numbers for the president could be because once the election afterglow is gone, governing inevitably requires decisions that make some voters unhappy.”