Hillary More Popular Than Obama
... and everyone else in politics for that matter, says Quinnipiac
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Hillary Clinton is interviewed last month.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – A new survey by Quinnipiac University is hopeful news for those pulling for Hillary Clinton in 2016. It shows her to be the nation's most popular politician, with a 61-34 favorable/unfavorable rating. That beats President Obama (51-46), Joe Biden (46-41), and John Kerry (43-33). The numbers fall short of 100 when people say they need more information to form an opinion.

On the Republican side, Paul Ryan had the highest favorability rating at 34, but an even higher negative rating at 36. Marco Rubio came in at 27-15 and Jeb Bush at 25-29, but both had plenty of opportunity to sway undecideds. Not so much for John Boehner at 20-41. Concludes Quinnipiac: "Hillary Clinton ends her term as Secretary of State and the bruising inquiry into the Benghazi murders as easily the most popular actor on the American political stage today."

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Feb 10, 2013 8:14 PM CST
A dog in the street can be more popular than Obama, at least the dog isn't threatening the lives of the next generations or working to destroy the Constitution.
Feb 10, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Hillary was the one who started people thinking about the rumours of Obama being a secret muslim in 2008 when they were against each other and both trying to get the Democrat nomination for presidency. Then when Obama got it, he made her a deal and asked that she have her supporters back him, in exchange for a powerseat later. It worked... Note: It's pretty easy to be more "popular" than Obama right now, what with public opinion being what it currently is
Feb 10, 2013 7:24 PM CST
Hillary is the most powerhungry pseudo-politician ever. 1) She didn't divorce Bill so not to lose her potential political position, even after Bill himself publically confessed to cheating. 2) She bought a house in NY which she never lived in, making her legally a "resident" of NY just in time for the election for Senator. She's from ARKANSAS. 3) She promptly disregarded her senatorial duties and ran for President at the earliest opportunity (2008). Then when that failed, she grabbed the first offer of greater political power dangled in front of her and abandoned NY anyway! Now... she'll never ever stop trying for the ultimate height of power, the presidency! She's all about lies. Trace them all the way back to Whitewater.