Half of All Adults Say They Wouldn’t Vote For Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports on a poll which says half of all voting age Americans would not vote for Hillary Clinton:

Half of voting-age Americans say they would not vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) if she became the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, according to a Harris Interactive poll released Tuesday.

More than one in five Democrats that participated in the survey said they would not vote for Clinton. Overall, 36 percent say they would vote for the former first lady and 11 percent are unsure of their top choice.

Forty-eight percent of Independent voters also said that they would choose another candidate over Clinton, the poll, which surveyed 2,223 potential voters, states.

Fifty-six percent of men said that they would not vote for Clinton, while 45 percent of women said that she would not be their pick. In addition, 69 percent of those 62 and older said that they would not vote for Clinton.

Nearly half of the respondents said that they dislike Clinton’s political opinions and Clinton as a person. Fifty-two percent of people also said that “she does not appear to connect with people on a personal level.”

Interesting, and not good news for Clinton, but I’m not sure how much attention to pay to this poll. It’s one thing to say that you won’t vote for a candidate, but actual voting behavior might differ when offered a real choice between two candidates. I’d also be curious to see similar polling data on other candidates for comparison.

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    Fabella says:

    Her nomination is interesting in that in the Northeast, she is very strong… but here in the heart of the country, even my most dyed in the wool Democrat relatives won’t consider her for president. She evokes such strong emotions that she is hard to rally around.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    She definately has high negatives. I just don’t know how meaningful this particular report is when it doesn’t compare her to anyone else.

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    Trollicus says:

    Please don’t run Hillary, I don’t want another republican president!

    Read that any way you want, but don’t call me a sexist(then I’d be just like her)

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