Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton polls ahead of GOP frontrunners (Not that it matters, but still...)
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.
That is just plain depressing.
We can survive idiot politicians, but we won’t survive idiot voters.
Or idiots in the media that make up their own facts.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I think this is the poll that Time is referring to however I don’t see the Hillary question on it. Strange
This is Time magazine’s way of tempting the Hill to run again and save the Dem’s bacon, collectively, in the ‘12 elections.
Don’t get excited. Look who did the polling.
Just another plate full of unicorn shit with rainbow crepes for desert.
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.
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.
Time readers like Hillary best, but nobody with a brain reads Time, so Hillary supporters are brainless idiots.
We are doomed.
You’re right. She’s running.
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.
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.
[ 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”.
[ I agree. Obama is sending all kind of signals that hes a one termer, both in words and deeds. I wouldnt 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”.....
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.
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.
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.
I agree with you and could also be some Limbaugh surge!!
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.
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.
Yeah, and the Harvard poly-sci professors know the truth behind 9-11. The news media can’t tell their ass from their elbow.