Media buzz, combined with her own actions in recent months, has made the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Presidential bid in 2016 seem likely. But according to the results of a recent Rasmussen poll, Democratic voters appear to have a love/hate relationship with the former Secretary of State.
The poll results show that Clinton is both the candidate who Democrat voters most want to see win the Party’s Presidential nomination in 2016 and the candidate who they least want to see win the nomination.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of Likely Democratic Voters would choose Clinton if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary were held in their state today. Vice President Joe Biden is a distant second with 12% support. Several other prominent Democrats muster five percent (5%) or less support from voters in their own party. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Among all Likely Voters, Clinton leads the pack of possible Democratic contenders with 39% of the vote. But the former secretary of State also is number one when voters are asked which candidate they would least like to see win the Democratic nomination in 2016: 27% feel that way about her, but Biden’s a much closer second at 24%.
Whatever the Democrats do in 2016, Americans on the right can only hope that the GOP doesn’t pick another lukewarm conservative like Mitt Romney as the Party standard-bearer.