Hillary Rodham Clinton Is The Most Popular US Politician
No wonder she has decided to run for president in 2016 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most popular US politician according to newly released numbers by Quinnipiac University National Polls.
The former Secretary of State who left office just days ago (to go rest, re-calibrate and get ready for the political fight of her life in order to maybe become the first female American president) is riding on a wave of high approval ratings comparable only to New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie (who might be her opponent in 4 years).
Hillary Clinton has a 61% favorability rating among likely American voters – while 34% of the 1,772 registered voters surveyed between Jan. 30-Feb. 4, have an unfavorable opinion of her mainly due to the Benghazi drama.
Clinton who is seen as an experienced and competent politician is even more popular than her former boss.
The Quinnipiac University revealed that president Barack Obama’s approval plummeted after the November election.
The two term Democrat president’s favorability went from 53 percent to 51 percent – whereas his negative jumped from 45 to 46 percent because “after an initial burst of reelection enthusiasm for Obama, we may be seeing a return to the age of the polarized electorate,” explained Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
The list of “Most Popular National Figure” has Joe Biden in the third spot because he is viewed as good negotiator, honest and trustworthy.
Republicans such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio also from the Sunshine state and have been leading the charge for immigration reform are high on the most popular U.S. politician list.
The new poll also showed that Americans are fed up with the way things are done in Washington – 68 percent of voters are “somewhat dissatisfied” with Congress and the White House.
Here is the full list of the most popular US politician:
61 – 34 percent for Hillary Clinton
51 – 46 percent for President Barack Obama
46 – 41 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden;
25 – 29 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 45 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion;
20 – 42 percent for House Speaker John Boehner;
27 – 15 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 57 percent who don’t know enough;
34 – 36 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan;
43 – 33 percent for new Secretary of State John Kerry;
14 – 18 percent for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, with 67 percent who don’t know enough about him.