Hillary Clinton is a smart, capable politician. Yet, she also is the cause for quite a bit of division. There’s not a lot of people who are lukewarm on Mrs. Clinton, most people either love her or hate her. She’s got the positive connotations from her husband’s presidency on her side, yet that comes with baggage as well. She’s says she’s in it to win, but America might not be ready for Hillary. Either way, Hillary Clinton will have made history, as this is the closest any woman will have gotten to being President. I give her much kudos for her guts and determination.
So how’s she doing next to Obama, another popular candidate, and Edwards?
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday shows Clinton is the favorite of 41 percent of Democrats, more than double the support of any of her rivals.
Despite abundant strengths, Clinton remains a polarizing figure to many voters and faces questions about her ability to win a general election. Her position on the Iraq war — she voted to authorize the invasion in 2002 and has refused to call for a date-certain removal of troops — has alienated many Democratic activists, who vote heavily in primaries.
For the dish on political surveys, I usually haunt Polling Point as the polls and results are often open to the public. It certainly looks like Hillary’s camp utilized their services and based her Presidential wager on this survey, or one somewhat like it.
If the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were [see below], for whom would you vote?”