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The 2016 election polls are so last year that I long ago stopped posting them.  This one from a week ago, though,  is just quirky and perky enough to be interesting as we all head into the first work week of the new year.  Hillary is the date of choice, to the surprise of absolutely nobody here.  Happy 2015, everybody!

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December 29, 2014 – Hillary Is New York’s New Year’s Date Of Choice; Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the New Year’s Eve date of choice for 37 percent of New York State voters, while 8 percent want to toast to 2015 with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 8 percent want to sing “Auld Lang Syne” with Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 45 percent of voters say “none of them.”

Clinton, New York’s adopted daughter and former U.S. Senator, is the New Year’s date of choice for 43 percent of women, 30 percent of men, 52 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of voters 18 to 29 years old, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

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Quinnipiac University’s polling institute, in the neverending quest to remain relevant in the newly perpetual presidential stakes precipitated by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision,  has released a new poll pitting a variety of American political figures against each other in terms of their “hotness” factors and billed as a “national thermometer.”  Somehow, mysteriously, New Jersey’s Chris Christie, comes out a full degree hotter than Hillary Clinton.  Go figure!

The political figures and their scores, in degrees, not percentages:
  • Gov. Christie – 53.1
  • Secretary Clinton – 52.1
  • Sen. Warren – 49.2
  • President Obama – 47.6
  • Sen. Gillibrand – 47.6
  • Sen. Cruz – 46.8
  • Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida – 46.5
  • Vice President Joseph Biden – 46.2
  • Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley – 45.7
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – 45.2
  • Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky – 44.8
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo – 43.9
  • U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York – 43.6
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan – 43
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – 41.1
  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania – 40.7
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – 40.4
  • Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia – 39.4
  • Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi – 38.4
  • Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell – 37.5
  • Republican House Speaker John Boehner – 36.7
  • Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid – 33.8
From July 28 – 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,468 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.Read more >>>>

Judge for yourself. Here is Hillary last month in Little Rock honoring Oscar de la Renta,  who loves to dress her, and another with her husband.
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Here is Governor Christie at CGI America in June with Mr. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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One degree of separation aside, the RNC appears unconvinced that, should Hillary run in 2016,  their nominee can beat her.  This stance could be related to the unlikelihood that Christie would win the GOP nomination if he decides to run.  Setting up stockade fence early in the game,  RNC chair demanded that NBC and CNN cancel plans to televise movies about Hillary prior to the election.  Reince Preibus threatened not to partner on debates with these news organizations if  these “political ads ‘masquerading’ as unbiased productions” are not pulled, AP reports.

Republican Party calls on NBC, CNN to cancel planned Hillary Clinton programs and threatens to pull out of primary debates if the networks don’t comply.

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the television networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply.

Committee Chairman Reince Priebus calls the programs political ads “masquerading” as unbiased productions. He vows not to partner with the networks on Republican debates if they don’t pull the programs.

“It’s appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN who have donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives,” Priebus said in a statement. “Their actions to promote Secretary Clinton are disturbing and disappointing.”

Clinton has not yet said whether she’ll run for president in 2016.

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In other news, Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed reports a new online video game unveiled by an anti-Hillary SuperPAC.

Republican Super PAC Wants You To “Slap” Hillary Clinton Across The Face

“Have you slapped Hillary today?” posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:40pm EDT

Andrew Kaczynski BuzzFeed Staff

A Republican Super PAC prominently features a game on their website that allows users to slap former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton across the face. The game is being hosted on the website for The Hillary Project, an anti-Clinton Super PAC that lists its address in Nashua, New Hampshire, according to FEC filings, and has Christopher M. Marston, a Republican campaign finance consultant and former member of the Bush administration, as its treasurer.

The website states that the game was “Created and produced by The SlapHillary Team,” and began spamming reporters to its existence Monday with the tweet, “Have you slapped Hillary today?”

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It is notable, that the most visible of the pro-Hillary SuperPACs, Ready for Hillary, has yet to mount any substantial offense or defense even at their Facebook page where insults to Hillary are allowed to run rampant.  Calling themselves a “grassroots” effort,  they seem not to mind all of those weeds growing on the lawn never mind virtual violence directed at our prime champion of women’s rights and dignity.

Meanwhile, those who would prefer to be in the same room with Hillary and hear her speak rather than physically abusing her will have an opportunity in San Diego this week where she will speak to the Global Business Travel Association on Wednesday.  Next Monday, she will be in Las Vegas to speak at the NACDS New Total Store Expo Breakfast and San Francisco to receive the ABA Medal.

So, Hillary, congratulations on your next very prestigious award and hugs from all of your supporters here.  We are sure you will get more hugs than slaps!

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Here is the latest Quinnipiac poll pitting our girl against Chris Christie in Iowa, where Hillary is not going but which Christie may have confused for the fields of Mercer County given the time he is spending there.

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July 22, 2013 – Obama Approval Plunges In Iowa, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Clinton, Christie Tied In 2016 Race

Iowa voters disapprove 55 – 41 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, plunging the president to one of his lowest scores ever in any of the nine states surveyed by Quinnipiac University, according to a poll released today.

These Iowa results compare to a 50 – 45 percent disapproval in a May 24 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Today, men disapprove 60 – 35 percent, compared to a 54 – 41 percent disapproval in May. Among women, 46 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove, compared to May when 48 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved.

Disapproval is 90 – 6 percent among Republicans and 59 – 37 percent among independent voters, while Democrats approve 82 – 13 percent.

In an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ties New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 41 – 41 percent. Ms. Clinton tops Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 46 – 39 percent.

Vice President Joseph Biden trails Christie 49 – 32 percent and gets 39 percent to Walker’s 42 percent.

“President Barack Obama’s problem in Iowa is with independent voters who disapprove of the way he is doing his job by more than 20 points. Since more Iowans consider themselves independents rather than members of one of the two major parties, that is a significant problem for the president,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

In the 2016 Clinton-Christie dead heat, Clinton carries Democrats 82 – 8 percent while Christie takes Republicans 80 – 8 percent and the two split independent voters 36 – 37 percent. She wins women 47 – 37 percent, he takes men 45 – 35 percent.

By a 52 – 41 percent margin, Iowa voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton. Christie gets a 42 – 16 percent favorability, with 40 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. Biden gets a negative 38 – 47 percent favorability and 65 percent don’t know enough about Walker to form an opinion.<“Christie’s favorability ratio of almost 3-1 is impressive. The question is whether he can sustain it as he becomes better known,” said Brown. “If so, he could be a strong contender in 2016.

“Quinnipiac University has tested Clinton against a variety of Republicans in a number of states and Christie seems to be running the best so far.”

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Hillary Clinton continues to demolish all comers in polls three years out from the next presidential election without having lifted a little pinkie finger to elicit such attention.  She has established her own initiative within the family foundation and launched a successful and lucrative public speaking career.  Here are the results of the latest Quinnipiac poll pitting her against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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July 12, 2013 – Clinton Tops Christie By 6 Points In 2016 Race

rmer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 46 – 40 percent among American voters in an early look at the 2016 presidential election, compared to her 45 – 37 percent lead in March, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The former New York senator has a healthy 55 – 38 percent favorability rating, but the lesser known New Jersey governor has a 45 – 18 percent favorability, including 41 – 19 percent among Democrats, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

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“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for 2016 if she chooses to run,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s favorability numbers are impressive and if he can win over a solid share of those who do not yet have an opinion about him, he could be a very formidable candidate in 2016. Candidates with more than 2-1 favorability ratios don’t grow on trees.”

“Vice President Joseph Biden finds himself in the opposite situation as most Americans have an opinion about him and it is slightly negative, 38 percent favorable, 44 percent unfavorable,” said Brown.

“Biden trails Christie 46 – 35 percent in the 2016 face-off and is dead even 42 – 42 percent with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, whose favorability is a split 31 – 28 percent.

Clinton tops Paul 50 – 38 percent.

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I was not going to bother posting this latest Quinnipiac poll.   Polling so far in advance is really meaningless.  At any rate, it is keeping Hillary in the news while she is not out there on the public stage, so I suppose it is worth reporting and putting on the record.

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May 24, 2013 – Hillary Clinton Tops Rubio, Paul In 2016 Iowa Pres Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
PDF formatIf the 2016 presidential election were today, Iowa voters back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida or Rand Paul of Kentucky, but Vice President Joseph Biden trails Rand and ties Rubio in the Hawkeye State, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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In an early look at the 2016 White House race, Ms. Clinton would defeat Sen. Rubio of Florida 48 – 37 percent. In a race against Sen. Paul of Kentucky, she would have a very small 46 – 42 percent margin.

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“The major difference between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joseph Biden is that she runs much better among independent voters, although Sen. Rand Paul runs better among that key group than either Democrat,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

7. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom

Clinton              48%    11%    89%    41%    43%    53%
Rubio                37     80      3     36     44     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      1      5      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      2      5      4      3
DK/NA                 9      7      5     12      7     11

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No

Clinton              46%    48%    41%    45%    42%    52%    32%    49%
Rubio                46     35     45     38     45     32     53     37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      2      3      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      4      3      1      4      3      4      2
DK/NA                 5     11     10     15      7     11     10      9

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+

Clinton              48%    48%    51%    49%    42%    51%    45%    48%    48%
Rubio                45     35     33     37     52     32     37     39     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      3      3      1      4      5      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      4      4      2      2      5      5      2      3
DK/NA                 5     10      9      9      3      8      8      9      9

 9. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates
 were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Rand Paul the Republican, for 
whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom

Clinton              46%     9%    89%    38%    39%    53%
Paul                 42     82      4     44     49     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      4      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      3      2
DK/NA                 7      4      4     10      6      8

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No

Clinton              47%    45%    40%    46%    38%    53%    30%    49%
Paul                 43     42     50     40     51     35     58     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      2      3      3      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      2      1      3      2      4      2
DK/NA                 5      7      5     11      6      7      5      8

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+

Clinton              49%    45%    48%    47%    41%    42%    44%    48%    48%
Paul                 42     41     40     39     53     46     41     42     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      3      3      1      2      5      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      3      1      1      3      1      2      5
DK/NA                 5      8      6      9      3      7      8      6      8

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The new Qunnipiac poll shows Hillary beating out two Florida favorites, and you know what they say  – Florida, Florida, Florida.

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March 21, 2013 – Clinton Tops Florida Favorite Sons In 2016 Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over either of Florida’s favorite sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, in an early look at the 2016 presidential election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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Mrs. Clinton, who shows the most strength of any potential 2016 aspirant in Quinnipiac University’s national polls, leads Jeb Bush 51 – 40 percent and bests Sen. Rubio 52 – 41 percent in a poll of Sunshine State registered voters.

Clinton is viewed much more favorably than either man, 62 – 33 percent favorable for Clinton, compared to 50 – 35 percent favorable for Bush and 41 – 34 percent for Rubio.

We probably won’t know for some time whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, but if she decides to make the race, she begins with a sizable lead in a state that Republicans cannot win the White House without,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac  University Polling Institute. “Florida voters have a very positive view of Mrs. Clinton and it’s not just Democrats who feel that way.”

Mrs. Clinton is viewed favorably by 26 percent of Republicans, not bad for a Democrat who’s had her share of battles with the GOP, and gets a 57 – 35 percent favorability among the key voting group, independents. Not surprisingly, she gets 93 – 5 percent favorability among Democrats. She has a 10-point gender gap: 66 percent of women and 56 percent of men view her favorably.

In a head-to-head with Jeb Bush, Mrs. Clinton would get 10 percent of Republicans while he would only get 4 percent of Democrats. Independent voters are divided 42 percent for Clinton and 41 percent for Bush.

10. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Jeb Bush the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Clinton              51%    10%    92%    42%    45%    56%    44%    86%    62%
Bush                 40     88      4     41     45     36     48      9     30
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      4      4      1      2      3      -
DK/NA                 5      1      2     11      5      6      5      1      8

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No

Clinton              47%    42%    32%    42%    38%    49%    25%    44%
Bush                 45     50     60     51     53     44     66     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      -      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      -      3      1      3      2
DK/NA                 5      5      4      7      5      6      5      5

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+

Clinton              52%    51%    53%    54%    51%    55%    51%    50%
Bush                 39     41     39     43     39     31     45     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      3      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      2      1      2      6      1      1
DK/NA                 6      5      5      2      5      8      2      5
11. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Clinton              52%     8%    90%    47%    48%    55%    45%    88%    57%
Rubio                41     90      6     38     44     37     48      6     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      2      1      -      1      3      -
DK/NA                 6      1      3     11      5      6      5      2      8

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No

Clinton              50%    42%    32%    47%    41%    49%    27%    45%
Rubio                46     49     62     47     53     44     67     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      1      -      1      -      2      1
DK/NA                 3      6      4      6      4      6      3      5

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+

Clinton              55%    51%    52%    56%    55%    54%    53%    51%
Rubio                39     41     38     41     41     33     43     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      2      -      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      1      -      -      3      -      -
DK/NA                 5      6      6      3      4      8      4      5
12. Is your opinion of Jeb Bush favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Favorable            50%    87%    27%    48%    50%    50%    58%    20%    41%
Unfavorable          35      5     61     32     36     35     31     62     32
Hvn't hrd enough     13      7     11     17     13     12      9     17     25
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      1      3      2      1      1
13. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Favorable            41%    81%    12%    41%    45%    38%    48%    10%    39%
Unfavorable          34      3     60     30     34     33     31     51     34
Hvn't hrd enough     24     15     26     26     20     27     20     39     25
REFUSED               1      -      2      2      1      2      1      -      2
TREND: Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 21  May 23  Feb 03  Aug 19  Jul 30  May 23  Apr 16
                     2013    2012    2011    2010    2010    2012    2009

Favorable            41      44      41      35      35      44      10
Unfavorable          34      24      17      28      24      24      11
Hvn't hrd enough     24      31      41      34      38      31      78
REFUSED               1       1       2       2       3       1       2
14. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Favorable            62%    26%    93%    57%    56%    66%    57%    88%    68%
Unfavorable          33     68      5     35     37     29     39      7     25
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      2      4      5      2      3      5      6
REFUSED               2      2      -      3      1      2      2      -      1
TREND: Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about her? (*Low also 44% Jun 2007)
                                                             FAVORABLE......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 21  May 22  May 1   Apr 2   Dec 5   Mar 21  Apr 2
                     2013    2008    2008    2008    2007    2013    2008*

Favorable            62      48      49      44      52      62      44
Unfavorable          33      43      40      45      41      33      45
Hvn't hrd enough      4       5       7       8       5       4       8
REFUSED               2       4       4       4       3       2       4

Seriously? There are people who haven’t heard enough about her?

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A new Quinnipiac poll out today pits our girl against Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan. She takes all three handily. The poll pre-dates Jeb Bush recently testing the waters, and  we can anticipate his name coming up in a future poll. It is doubtful that his numbers would be better than Christie’s who, so far, is her strongest opponent, but not quite strong enough.

Just a gentle reminder though that we need to keep ourselves tethered in the present rather than floating blissfully into the future. These numbers are based on supposition not fact. The facts are that Hillary has not said she will run, neither have any of the others, and it is only 2013.

The numbers are also based on current ages and that will change, as certainly as the sun rises.  There is that odd dip in the 35-54 age group.   Members of that group will age into 55+ over the next three years.  Hillary’s strength, apparently is with the youth vote, and that is without her having lifted her pretty pinky to get their attention.   Whether she takes a loss in the 55+ group as that middle group ages remains to be seen.  I do not mean to imply that she is doing badly with 35-54, she simply is consistently a little weaker there.

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Here are the stats of interest from Quinnipiac.

March 7, 2013 – Clinton, Christie Lead The Pack In Early Look At 2016, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton would defeat three potential Republican presidential candidates if the 2016 presidential election were held today, with New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie second in a field of three Democrats and three Republicans selected by Quinnipiac University for a national poll released today.
Vice President Joseph Biden and New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would not fare nearly as well, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
The Republicans tested also include Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Clinton wins easily against any of the Republicans, topping Christie 45 – 37 percent; leading Rubio 50 – 34 percent and besting Ryan 50 – 38 percent.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would start a 2016 presidential campaign with enormous advantages,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “She obviously is by far the best known and her more than 20 years in the public spotlight allows her to create a very favorable impression on the American people. But it is worth noting that she had very good poll numbers in 2006 looking toward the 2008 election, before she faced a relative unknown in Barack Obama.”
Christie gets 43 percent to Vice President Biden’s 40 percent and tops Cuomo 45 – 28 percent.
Biden tops Rubio 45 – 38 percent and gets 45 percent to Ryan’s 42 percent.
Ryan tops Cuomo 42 – 37 percent while Cuomo and Rubio are tied 37 – 37 percent.
“Although some Republicans don’t think New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is conservative enough for their taste, he runs best of the three Republicans tested and would defeat two of the top Democrats,” Brown said. “He obviously is doing better than the Democrats’ rising star, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, despite other indications of anti-Republican sentiment.”
The Democratic edge is seen in the poll finding that voters disapprove of the job Democrats in Congress are doing 60 – 32 percent, compared to an overwhelming 71 – 20 percent disapproval for Republicans in Congress.
“The Republican brand is not doing very well these days,” said Brown.
The difference between the showing by Mrs. Clinton, Biden and Cuomo shows in her ability and their inability to attract independent voters. For instance, Mrs. Clinton ties Christie 36 – 36 percent among independents while Biden trails Christie 44 – 32 percent among those voters. Cuomo trails Christie 47 – 20 percent among independent voters.
 If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Clinton              45%    12%    83%    36%    38%    51%    38%    79%    62%
Christie             37     74      9     36     41     32     44      9     23
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      -      5      5      1      4      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      5      5      2      3      1      5
DK/NA                12      8      7     18     10     14     11     11     10

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld

Clinton              42%    36%    33%    33%    33%    44%    25%    40%    41%
Christie             46     43     49     49     48     40     56     44     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      4      3      1      6      2      3      3      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      3      4      5      2      5      3      6
DK/NA                 8     12     12     13      9     13     12     10     12

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+

Clinton              46%    44%    53%    42%    40%    47%    41%    48%
Christie             40     35     30     40     46     29     44     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      3      2      1      5      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      3      6      4      5      4      3
DK/NA                 9     13     11      9      9     13      9     12
If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Marco Rubio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Clinton              50%    11%    87%    44%    43%    56%    44%    85%    60%
Rubio                34     76      6     32     41     28     41      5     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      4      4      1      2      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      5      4      2      3      -      3
DK/NA                11     10      6     14      8     13     10     10     13

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                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld

Clinton              48%    42%    37%    41%    37%    50%    28%    46%    46%
Rubio                40     41     48     44     47     35     59     39     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      1      4      1      2      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      2      2      4      1      3      2      4
DK/NA                 8     11     11     12      8     13      9     11     10

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+

Clinton              53%    49%    53%    47%    51%    52%    49%    51%
Rubio                36     34     29     38     40     26     38     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      3      1      3      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      3      3      2      5      2      2
DK/NA                 8     12     12      9      6     13      9     10
If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Paul Ryan the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Clinton              50%    10%    89%    44%    43%    56%    43%    89%    69%
Ryan                 38     81      5     38     44     32     46      4     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      4      4      1      3      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      4      3      2      2      1      1
DK/NA                 7      6      4     11      6      9      7      6      9

                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv   Mltry
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No   HsHld

Clinton              49%    40%    35%    41%    36%    49%    26%    46%    45%
Ryan                 42     47     55     47     52     40     65     42     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      2      1      4      2      3      2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      2      2      1      1      2      3
DK/NA                 4      8      7     10      5      8      6      8      6

                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+

Clinton              53%    49%    54%    49%    50%    51%    48%    53%
Ryan                 37     38     33     41     41     37     42     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      3      2      1      3      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      2      2      1      2
DK/NA                 5      8      8      6      6      7      6      8

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I have never seen anyone whip up this much excitement and attention while in hibernation.  Mark Finkelstein clearly suffers from Clinton Derangement Syndrome since he published this entry a few days ago.

“Good Morning America” Giddy Over Possibility Hillary Might Run

by Mark Finkelstein| February 16, 2013

If Good Morning America’s giddiness over the prospect that Hillary Clinton might run for president is any indication of how the MSM will treat the story, it’s gonna be a long-g-g-g four years.

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… listen to the sheer giddiness in the voices of the GMAers as they discuss Clinton’s presidential prospects, and brace yourself for four years of slobbering MSM coverage of Hillary’s possible run.

DAN HARRIS: On another note, we’re hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it’s a done deal that Hillary Clinton is going to run for president. Any truth to this at all?

REENA NINAN: We are looking for any sort of tea leaves. Meteorites hitting Russia, anything that might suggest that Hillary Clinton is running. [Ed. you really have to listen and hear the breathless excitement in Ninan’s voice]. I think we’re going to have a date every Saturday to talk about this, Dan. You know, what’s interesting, a source close to Hillary says she is very seriously considering her options, and is interested in a potential run. But what I am also hearing is that they are looking to see who her Republican challenger might be. Someone like Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey might be a tougher candidate to try and defeat, Dan.

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As if in response to Ninan, Quinnipiac published a new poll today pitting Christie against our girl in NJ,  his home state and thus probably his strongest one where he is polling higher than any governor since Quinnipiac has been doing this poll.

February 20, 2013 – New Jersey Gov Flies High, Buries Unknown Dem, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Christie Close To Clinton, Leads Cuomo In ’16 Pres Race
New Jersey voters today continue Gov. Christopher Christie’s record-breaking 74 – 22 percent approval rating, the highest of any New Jersey governor in 17 years of Quinnipiac University surveys. Voters also say 71 – 23 percent that Gov. Christie deserves reelection this year.
Christie’s job score is currently the highest of any governor in the seven states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk

Clinton              49%     7%    86%    44%    35%    60%    37%    88%
Christie             45     90      8     48     58     34     56      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      2      1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 5      3      5      7      5      5      4      6

                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YRS.......    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <50K   50-100 >100K

Clinton              51%    47%    51%    51%    46%    54%    51%    46%
Christie             43     46     41     44     47     38     44     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      -      -      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      2      2      1      1      3      -      -
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      6      6      4      3

                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore

Clinton              61%    55%    40%    53%    32%
Christie             31     40     57     39     57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      -      3      2
DK/NA                 7      3      3      5      9

First a disclaimer from me: I do not put any credence in any “insider” info.  So many people claim to *know* what Hillary Clinton will do.  Right now all we really know is that she will be doing some public speaking and writing her memoirs of her Secretary of State years.  If she is looking at the Republican field,  given the 2012 pool,  it appears there is no one stronger than Christie.

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A regular visitor here thought you all might be interested in seeing this Fox News poll taken after (February 4 – 6) the Quinnipiac poll posted here last week,  and after she stepped down from her post.  The poll compares her favorability ratings before and after her Benghazi testimonies on Capitol Hill.  The numbers speak for themselves.

Hillary rising: Benghazi hearing doesn’t slow Clinton’s roll

Posted by Scott Clement on February 8, 2013

Two weeks after Hillary Clinton faced fierce criticism over last year’s attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, a Fox News poll finds her image untarnished with nearly two-thirds of voters approving of her work as secretary of state.

By 64 to 29 percent more registered voters approve than disapprove of Clinton’s performance, a five-point uptick in Fox News ratings from December that are now closer to her standing in Washington Post-ABC News and CNN/ORC polls from late last year.


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What are the nets buzzing about our Hillary today?   About the latest Quinnipiac University nationwide popularity poll putting her well above every political figure including President Obama.  There was literally a blizzard of articles and reports about this today, so I am happy to present it from the primary source.  The poll was conducted nationwide between January 30 and February 4.  There were 1,772 participants.   As far as we know,  President Bill Clinton was not on this ballot.  He spoke to the House Democratic caucus retreat this morning and we all hope that everyone is safely home and warm now.  Here is a picture of our girl, since I know you are missing her, followed by the poll results.

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February 8, 2013 – Hillary Clinton Is Most Popular National Figure, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Obama Approval Sinks After Reelection
President Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, but today the former Senator and Secretary of State is more popular, with a 61 – 34 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to the president’s 51 – 46 percent favorability, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
President Obama has a split 46 – 45 percent job approval, according to the independent Quinnipiac (KWUIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, down from 53 – 40 percent approval among registered voters in December, a month after his re-election. Today’s figure is closer to the president’s negative 45 – 49 percent job approval in July, in the middle of his reelection campaign, and similar to his job score for much of his first term.
Ms. Clinton’s favorability is higher than those measured for other national figures:
  • 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.
“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,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
“After an initial burst of reelection enthusiasm for President Barack Obama, we may be seeing a return to the age of the polarized electorate.”

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On a final note for today, I know some readers happened upon a Washington Times article today that satirically reported that Hillary would star in a 10th season of the popular TV series The Office, but that was all in jest.  The Office is in its final season,  it was just a joke.

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