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Hillary Clinton polls ahead of GOP frontrunners (Not that it matters, but still...)
Hotair ^ | 10/27/2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 10/27/2011 12:30:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Barack Obama barely beats them in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups (and, occasionally, polls show they would beat him), but, apparently, if Hillary Clinton were to run for president on the Democratic ticket, she would make mincemeat of Mitt Romney, pommel Rick Perry and clean Herman Cain’s clock:

A national poll conducted for TIME on Oct. 9 and 10 found that if Clinton were the Democratic nominee for President in 2012, she would best Mitt Romney 55% to 38%, Rick Perry 58% to 32% and Herman Cain 56% to 34% among likely voters in a general election. The same poll found that President Obama would edge Romney by just 46% to 43%, Perry by 50% to 38% and Cain by 49% to 37% among likely voters.

Unable to analyze the methodology of the poll, I can’t vouch for its validity, but it doesn’t seem implausible. The grass is always greener …

Clinton continues to say she has no intention to run for president in 2012 or even in 2016. I wouldn’t be totally shocked if she reversed that in 2016, her age notwithstanding (she’d be 69 by the day of the vote). But, overall, I believe her — and think it’s wise of her to say no to the temptation. Think, for example, of how spectacularly Rick Perry polled before he actually entered the presidential race. As soon as Clinton appeared on the campaign trail, at least some of her would-be supporters would remember (and be turned off by) her strident tone, her unspoken pleas for power, her unoriginal and predictably liberal ideas. Unless her years under Obama really have humbled her? But, no — not when she’s managed, in those years, to become more popular than the president. Better, then, for Clinton to bask in this popularity, which could only accrue to someone decidedly outside electoral politics.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bs; gop; hillary; hillaryclinton

1 posted on 10/27/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That is just plain depressing.

We can survive idiot politicians, but we won’t survive idiot voters.


2 posted on 10/27/2011 12:32:38 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Or idiots in the media that make up their own facts.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 12:39:28 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh oh, folks. I would not be surprised if she ran against Obama again. We must remember that career politicians have brought us to this tragic pass. Let’s get ride of career politicians and allow some fresh air into the White House with Herman Cain, the man with the good plan. Hil would just take us further into Socialism!


4 posted on 10/27/2011 12:40:19 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Hillary has cleaned her hard drive after that mess up with that Foster guy who killed himself supposedly! She can’t be trusted anymore than the one in the WH.


5 posted on 10/27/2011 12:44:05 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Maybe I'm nuts (Ok, that's a given), but I'm looking at this like it's great news.

To me, this shows that the Democrats are so fed up with Obama that they would even boot him out of the nest in favor of Hillary. When was the last time a sitting President was dissed like that??

I think this is great news. I think it says we can swing a lot of Independents, and maybe even some Dems.

6 posted on 10/27/2011 12:46:27 PM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: SeekAndFind
Backup QBs are usually popular on struggling football teams.
7 posted on 10/27/2011 12:47:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SeekAndFind

WOW! Those statistics are frightening aren’t they, but I have to shake my head at the statement that it’s a poll apparently contracted for TIME, which is so damned Leftist, it makes it almost unbelievable.

IF THE STATS ARE TRUE we are in deep doo doo. That means the people of this Nation have their heads up and locked. Lots of work to do.

Hilliary is every bit as bad a choice to run this Nation as Obama, and we need to get the entire filthy mess of Leftist sludge out of our government as quickly as we possibly can to begin to repair the damage they’ve done domestically, and internationally.

We have to get rid of the entire lot of Socialist leeches, including the Leftist RINO’s from the Congress, and the system.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 12:50:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is just priming the pump.

Obama will NOT be the Democratic candidate. Too much baggage. Probably he will come down with Parkinson's or some similar affliction.

Hillary will be "drafted" and this is the beginning of the media campaign to convince the public that the overwhelming majority of voters support her.

Just watch....
9 posted on 10/27/2011 12:54:14 PM PDT by Ron/GA
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this is the poll that Time is referring to however I don’t see the Hillary question on it. Strange

http://swampland.time.com/full-results-of-oct-9-10-2011-time-poll/


10 posted on 10/27/2011 12:54:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is Time magazine’s way of tempting the Hill to run again and save the Dem’s bacon, collectively, in the ‘12 elections.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 12:55:53 PM PDT by vigilence
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12 posted on 10/27/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t get excited. Look who did the polling.


13 posted on 10/27/2011 12:58:51 PM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: CaptainK
Another TIME MAGAZINE BIASED POLL – October 9- 10, 2011 Survey BASE=1,001 Adults Except Where Noted.
14 posted on 10/27/2011 1:00:08 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another plate full of unicorn shit with rainbow crepes for desert.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 1:07:09 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pay no attention to LIBERAL polls. Of course O’bomber
and Lady MacBeth Clinton win every time. All the country wants these two jerks. LOL.

Getting back to that CBS poll from yesterday, ever wondered why Faux News reports a poll conducted by liberal CBS? Their hero Romney is leading it. That’s why. Perry barely scratches anymore. They’re happy. Faux News used to say the only poll that matters is their poll. Now liberal-driven polls are just fine with them as long as it show Romney winning. If Romney is losing Faux News will tell you how unreliable the poll is.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 1:12:43 PM PDT by Luther1917
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To: SeekAndFind

I think that when she’s done being Secretary of State, she will either become a commodities trading advisor or will open a sniper school in Sarajevo.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 1:23:38 PM PDT by bagman
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To: SeekAndFind

Time readers like Hillary best, but nobody with a brain reads Time, so Hillary supporters are brainless idiots.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 1:36:16 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We are doomed.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 2:45:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Ron/GA

“Just watch....”

You’re right. She’s running.


20 posted on 10/27/2011 3:41:25 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: rovenstinez

Hillary must think we’ve forgotten her background, but I didn’t. She’ll get Ol’ Bill to help out and we’ll be back to the Arkansas mess they created.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 3:47:02 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Ron/GA

I agree. Obama is sending all kind of signals that he’s a one termer, both in words and deeds. I wouldn’t be surprised if a deal with Hillary was struck just prior to his nomination in 2008 for her to sit tight for 4 years while gaining foreign policy experience as his SoS.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 3:54:47 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not her.....

Not again.

sigh

23 posted on 10/27/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: RC2

[ Or idiots in the media that make up their own facts. ]

The Libs in the media are testing the water because they know that Obama will not win a second term. This news has GOT to be affecting them in the Obama WH.

I have to wonder how many people in this pull said Hillary as part of “Post Operation Chaos” just to stick it to the pollster and the DNC.

The Morons at Wall Street are wanting to “Re-Create 68’ “ Well LBJ didn’t run for a second term even though he could have. Sounds good to me.

Just as long as we don’t nominate another “Big Government GOPer” like Nixon. Nixon the man who took us off the gold standard and created the EPA.

We need a “Rock Ribbed Conservative”.


24 posted on 10/27/2011 4:28:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: TADSLOS

[ I agree. Obama is sending all kind of signals that he’s a one termer, both in words and deeds. I wouldn’t be surprised if a deal with Hillary was struck just prior to his nomination in 2008 for her to sit tight for 4 years while gaining foreign policy experience as his SoS. ]

Maybe a “Clinton/Obama” ticket. That way Obama cannot be blamed as much and can play golf all the time, and then after Hillary’s term or two terms are over we get another 4 years of Obama.

Maybe that is the “Deal”.....


25 posted on 10/27/2011 4:29:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

I think people are having a hard time understanding the fact a good number of Americans are disappointed in Obama’s ability to follow through with his promises, not that he’s gone too far.

It is truly amazing how all Hillary’s many faults are completely forgotten. If these polls are accurate, we can cast aside any pretense of this nation being center-right in its politics.


26 posted on 10/27/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: GraceG

I doubt it. Obama has attained global rock star status. He’s set for life and wouldn’t consider being Hillary’s Step n Fetch It. Lots of other scurrilous lefties for Hillary to choose from.


27 posted on 10/27/2011 4:42:42 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that were true, I believe her undermining of Obama would have started.

Her dream was to be the first woman president if she could pull it off, she’d do it.


28 posted on 10/27/2011 4:44:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BagCamAddict

I agree with you and could also be some Limbaugh surge!!


29 posted on 10/27/2011 5:20:26 PM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (The Silent Majority is roaring!!)
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To: rockinqsranch
My, my, it seems that Hotair is spreading more "hot air." Who did they poll? What were the polling questions?

I need more persuading than this. Obama and his cronies are too imbedded to be bumped out so easily.

What about all Hillary's statements declaring that she's not interested in the Presidency? What happened in the last few months to change her mind? Will the economy improve under her tutelage?

She is dragging around a lot of her own baggage now since she has been aiding and abetting Obama.

30 posted on 10/27/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT by mia
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To: mia

It’s NOT HotAir.com mia. They are simply reporting about TIME having contracted a poll that provided those outrageous results.

The nonsense is from TIME, NOT HotAir.

Regarding Hilliary...she’s a DemocRAT, therefore a liar, thus a person nobody can believe anything her lip movement produces.

Thanks for the response.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 7:24:57 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Regarding Hilliary...she’s a DemocRAT, therefore a liar, thus a person nobody can believe anything her lip movement produces.

LOL

32 posted on 10/27/2011 7:26:45 PM PDT by mia
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, and the Harvard poly-sci professors know the truth behind 9-11. The news media can’t tell their ass from their elbow.


33 posted on 10/28/2011 9:49:24 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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