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Clinton Not Made of Obama’s Teflon

While President Obama’s approval ratings remain relatively scandal-proof at close to 50 percent – mediocre, but it’s been steady –  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have incurred some damage from Benghazi, falling from a favorability rating of 64 percent to 58 percent over the past two months, according to Gallup.

Meanwhile, the share of those who disapprove of her have risen from 31 percent to 39 percent.

Much of the drop has occurred among independents, among whom only 52 percent expressed their approval, compared to 63 percent in April.

But there are signs Benghazi might not harm her in the 2016 primaries. For some reason, Democrats like Hillary even better after Benghazi, with her approval rising from 92 percent to 94 percent.

Ninety four percent? Is anyone thinking about their responses about this one over on the Dem side? You normally can’t get 94 percent of people to agree that it’s Monday.

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23 Responses to Clinton Not Made of Obama’s Teflon

  1. Today was her first Tweet @hillaryclinton, with a rather immodest profile:

    Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…

    The “TBD” receiving much speculation today in the twittersphere that it meant for sure she’s running. In a span of a few hours, she has gathered 140k+ followers. Sheeple??

  2. “But there are signs Benghazi might not harm her in the 2016 primaries. For some reason, Democrats like Hillary even better after Benghazi, with her approval rising from 92 percent to 94 percent.”

    Like her better? At this point what difference does it make? Lie after lie.
    What if those who like her better had a son or daughter dead in Benghazi? Human life seems to have little value to some so besotted
    with Obama and Hillary it’s frighteningly.

  3. She answered this question during her last run “Who do you want answering the phone at 3AM?” Benghazi answered that question, didn’t it?

  4. 2016, the Repubs might put out one of their handsome, young Hispanic stars for consideration to run against the pudgy, old White woman with the same stale agenda of the Obama White House.

    No matter what her polls are showing today, she is at risk to get slimed by the cast off as it’s thrown at the Obama adminstration. The Dems would be wise to cultivate a dark horse to put in the race if, and when, MrsC fizzles out.

  5. As a non-affiliated voter, aka independent, I like this. Either party in most cases doesn’t win without us, but some of the Republicans finked out on Romney in 2012 even though the independent vote went for him.

  6. People are afraid of criticizing Obama because of race, but maybe for other reasons too. If he would use the IRS and other agencies to go after his political ‘enemies’, who is to say that he wouldn’t use scare tactics to keep his flock in line. We don’t call him Preezy Revenge for nothing.

  7. People like her because she constantly flips them off. When they didn’t trust her husband enough to vote for him, she, on 60 Minutes told the country “if you don’t like him don’t vote for him.” They liked that answer. Saw it as personal strength and respect for her went through the roof. When she said “what difference does it make?” it translated to “you morons!” I think this reflects strength in the eyes of many voters but then again, they thought barry was honest.