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Poll: Hillary Clinton viewed favorably by 67 percent


This news story was published on January 24, 2013.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies during a House Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 23, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies during a House Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 23, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

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.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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29 Responses to Poll: Hillary Clinton viewed favorably by 67 percent

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Who was on watch back in the 80’s when a couple 100 marines got slaughtered in an attack?
    And those ambushed under Bush jr. & sr.?
    How about those under Bush’s watch right here in America????? Where was his “intelligence” before 911?
    Bush sent troops to Iraq to save his face. Nothing more. He didn’t even get Osama. Took OBAMA to do it.
    But hey keep pretending you know something. Whatever gets you through the nite.

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      Uncle Buck Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Clinton had a chance to get Osama but waited to long to blow up a tent. The reason that it was delayed that people on his cabinet have stated , is Hilary said it would hurt her politically . Since this post is about Hilary you do know it is stated in Arkansas court that Bill said Hillary gets more women than he does. Have an acquaintance that took Hillary on a motorcycle to Florida after high school. He said the same thing , she had more girls than he did. Got to like a girl that gets her nose wet now and then. Great family those cilntons

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      Uncle Buck Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Clinton had terrosits attacks during his terms , World Trade Center first bombing, plane trying to fly into White House , Kenya ,Yemen ( Cole) Saudi Arabia , Ok. City. He went right after all of them after he got that cigar out of his mouth.

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        May 3, 2013 at 8:30 am

        What about somolia? he had us running with our tail between our legs after that.

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    Uncle Buck Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It took the United Nations 12 yrs to go in to Iraq and search, plenty of time to hide weapons. Wonder if all this had anything to do with the oil for food program? The one that had connections to mark rich who bill Clinton pardoned and the UN leaders son.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Sadaam couldn’t hide himself but made sure they wouldn’t find the WMD’s! You make up stories about liberals and then your mirror on the liberal side makes up stories about conservatives. They should make all of you live together you people deserve each other!

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        January 31, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        Late 2003 we found an oil storage/refinery under a mountian on the north side of tikrit. Plus west of fallauja they found an underground training camp for al queda. Sure we found him eventually but he had alot of time to bury things. We found jets buried under the sand by mosul with biological missles and bombs on them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    What will her lobbyists say ??

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    msgordy Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    This dried up old hag needs to go away. There is nothing good about her. Remember whitewater gate? The mere act of “having balls” is not an admirable trait with all that happened in benghazi. Slick willy was admired for his ability to get out of jams….. I myself like to admire people who don’t get into jams in the first place. Just because she is all over the mainstream media doesn’t mean she is competent. Jersey shore comes to mind..

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      @msgordy-you make a good point.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        @msgordy-I would probably still vote for her over our current bunch. Anything would be an improvement.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      @msgordy, you are kinda mean-spirited aren’t you? And pretty vindicate too. If you don’t like people who get into jams, then who did you vote for in the last election? Certainly not Mr. Romney who got himself into one jam after another.

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        msgordy Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        Good point- he was crucified for being rich. John kerry is going to take Hillary’s spot… John Kerry and his wife are worth 500…MILLION dollars. I bet you won’t be hearing about that on the evening news will you. Do some research and for Gods sake use your brain that was given to you.. THINK.. If after comparing all the data and something feels not right it probably isn’t

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      Joe Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      A Jam? Like “W” getting us into a war with a country (going against NATO) that did not attack us and had no weapons of mass destruction and killing thousands of people? And you really show your lack of intelligence by describing our Secretary of State that way.

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        @joe, there was WMD’s in iraq as well as al queda training camps there. I saws both with my own eyes. I took pictures of the WMD’s but when word got back to my supieriors they confisgated my camera.

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        msgordy Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2013 at 3:32 am

        Joe-never said a thing about “w” Don’t know where you pulled that out. I am talking about this wrinkled up hag who let 4 people die and is blaming congress for her “lack of funds” as the reason for benghazi. Dont care what her position is..incompetent is incompetent.Simple as that

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        John Colombo Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        Wow “maybe” you had the proof of WMD’s in Iraq that Bush would have loved to have so he could prove that it was worth killing thousands of humans and spending untold sums of money on what I would refer to as a “whim”. Yet your superior officer took it away and didn’t give it to someone in the intelligence community? I’ll believe that when my poo turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.

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        Katie Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        I just watched a show the other day talking about the war and the weapons of mass destruction. We went to war based on faulty intelligence from sources who exaggerated because they wanted us to get Saddam out of there. The intelligence came through the UK via MI6. If you want to blame someone, don’t blame Bush. Blame the intelligence communities that relied on this faulty intelligence and the people in our government, CIA, and Congress who examined the intelligence, AGREED with GW Bush and voted to go to war. There have been other posters on NIT who say they saw weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We know that 200 tons of yellow cake uranium was quietly sold to Canada to get it out of the Middle East. Quit saying that BUSH LIED. He didn’t lie. He was misled just like everyone who received and relied on that faulty intelligence. You’d be screaming bloody murder if they had ignored it and Saddam had blown up Israel or some other country over there like Iran is likely to do because the present administration is soft and ignoring all the signs.

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        happyguy Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        maybe…yet another government cover up. You have got to be kidding!!!

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        All I know is what I saw. I don’t know why they reported what they did.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 31, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        @maybe Just like you knew that was an AR-15 they took out of the trunk at Sandy hook? With your conspiracy theory mentality I wouldn’t believe anything you have to say.

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    Mr Foad Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Ms Clinton’s poll numbers are well deserved. She has worked hard theses last four years to repair relations with other countries. Listening to her testimony, she understands that our immediate threats are coming out of north Africa. She set a record for the number of countries that she visited while performing her duties. I’m not sure if she has any intentions of running for President or not, but if she does she will deserve the opportunity to have her views heard.

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      maybe Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      I’ve seen the pictures of her partying.

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        happyguy Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        whats your point. She can’t have fun?

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        maybe Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        According to a couple senators yesterday that she has flown over a million miles and that the state department is the most wasteful spending department in the government.

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    Tim Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I watched part of her testimony and she is either lying of incompetent if she does not know why it makes a difference if the murder was because of a video or just a couple of guys walking by. She spread the video idea for days following when she clearly should have know what happened. She also left that embassy unprotected in a country with basically no government in place. So what is she lying or incompetent.

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    maybe Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    You may have that chance, it seemed like most of the senators were doing nothing more than kissing her ass, I only saw 3 that asked hard questions the rest were all treating her like royalty.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I do not like polls because they usually are not correct. But, I watch Hillary testify yesterday and I must say the lady has balls. She doesn’t back down from anyone. I thought it was terrible that some of the politicians took this opportunity to make abig show out of this bad situation. Do I think the Obama Administration was trying to cover this up? YES, I do. Do I think Hillary was involved in that? NO, probably not. I can say that I wish she had been the one running for President. This conservative would have voted for her instead of MCCain.

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      John Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Hillary just survived some serious helath issues and I am glad she is ok and I thought was she strong at this inquisition. I would pick her over Biden, or any neanderthal the GOP runs.