facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Poll: H. Clinton favorability 67 percent

Jan. 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's popularity hit an all-time high, 67 percent, in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday.

The poll, conducted Jan. 16-20 among a random sampling of 1,033 U.S. adults, found Clinton with a substantially stronger favorability rating than that of Vice President Joe Biden, who was viewed favorably by 48 percent of those surveyed, ABC reported Wednesday.

Clinton and Biden are widely viewed as the two most likely contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, although neither has announced intentions to run.

The poll results -- released as Clinton was set to testify on Capitol Hill about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya -- found 35 percent said they "strongly" view her favorably, while 14 percent say they "strongly" view her unfavorably. The measure of so-called intensity of sentiment found 22 percent "strongly" view Biden favorably while 23 percent "strongly" view him unfavorably.

Clinton's numbers appear to give her an advantage over Republicans considered early front-runners for their party's nomination in 2016, ABC said.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was comparatively unknown in surveys conducted last summer, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was viewed favorably by 36 percent and got an unfavorable rating from 45 percent of those polled at that time. Voters were about evenly split on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP nominee Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate.

Clinton leads Biden among Democrats, Republicans and independents -- with a 23-point advantage among independents. She leads Biden by 29 points among Hispanics and by 4 points among African-Americans.

The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
2
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
3
Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student
4
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
5
Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback