Poll: If Hillary Clinton ran in 2012...
October 27th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: If Hillary Clinton ran in 2012...

(CNN) – If Hillary Clinton were on the ballot in 2012 as the Democratic presidential nominee she would fare better against the Republican candidates than her current boss, President Barack Obama, according to a new national poll.

Although the secretary of state has repeatedly said she will not run for president in the next election, Clinton beat the top GOP candidates among likely voters in hypothetical matchups.

The TIME survey taken on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 showed Clinton ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 55% to 38%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry 58% to 32% and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain 56% to 34%.

Obama did not fare as well against the same candidates, edging out Romney by three percentage points, 46% to 43% and beating Perry and Cain by 12 percentage points, 50% to 38% and 49% to 37% respectively.

Clinton, the former first lady and U.S. senator from New York, lost the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. And despite consistently high approval ratings, has said she will not seek public office in the future.


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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Drake in Vancouver

    Is is all about personality and popularity? Obama and Hillary Clinton's policies are pretty much the same.

    October 27, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. john

    she would do better because she is white or what? if she has the answers–she is in the same administrsation as pres. obasma, is she hiding her economic advise fromm obama. Has she shared those views? Has Obama ignored those views? I don't think so. The facr is thst no ecnomist has an answer in the entire Western World. The answer lies oitside the capitalist frame of thinking.

    October 27, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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