A look at the US Secretary of State as a potential Candidate for President

In a September 4th interview on Fox News former US Vice President Dick Cheney praised Mrs.Clinton as he speculated on whether the Democrats would have been better off had she been nominated.

I have the sense that she's one of the more competent members of the Obama administration, and it would be interesting to speculate about how she might perform were she to be President, he said.

Mrs. Clinton was asked about Cheney's remarks and whether she had any interest in challenging Obama in a primary during a September 9th interview.

It's below Zero, Mrs. Clinton said, when asked about the chances of a challenge to President Obama. One of the great things about being Secretary of State is I am out of politics. I am not interested in being drawn back into it by anybody.

Women are no more or less likely to think the US would be better off with Hillary Clinton at the helm than the rest of the population.

She is more likable to women, with 68% holding a favorable view, compared to 59% of men. All age groups hold favorable views of Mrs. Clinton, although those 65 anni and older like her, with 68% in that group holding a favorable view.

90% percent of Democrats like Clinton, compared to 35% of Republicans and 63% of Independents.

Those in the Northeast US are her biggest backers, 77% hold a favorable view, compared to 59% in the South and West and 64% in the Midwest.

President Obama's job approval rating stands at the lowest of his Presidency, 45% , the poll shows.

Republicans are slightly more inclined than the national average to think the US would be better off with Mrs. Clinton running the country, with 39% saying so. A majority of Democrats, 57%, say things would be the same.

Mrs. Clinton's international sphere of influence offers some of the only areas where Mr. Obama scores well in the poll.

On Libya, 42% approve of his job performance, while 65% like his efforts on terrorism, which include the May capture and killing of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

A plurality of Tea Party supporters, 44%, say the US would be better off with Hillary Clinton as President, even though 59% of those respondents have an unfavorable impression of her.

The most popular National political figure in America today is one who was rejected by her own party 3 yrs ago: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Nearly 67% of Americans hold a favorable view of her and 33% are suffering a form of buyer's remorse, saying the US would be better off now if she had become president in Y 2008 instead of Barack Obama.

The finding in the latest Bloomberg National Poll shows a higher level of wishful thinking about a Hillary Clinton Presidency than when a similar question was asked in July 2010. Then, 25% of Americans held such a view.

Mrs. Clinton, 63 anni, a former 1st Lady and US Senator from New York, fought with Mr. Obama for the Democratic nomination until June 2008, in what was often a combative primary that included her questioning his Presidential readiness.

While 34% say things would be better under a Clinton administration, 47%, say things would be about the same and 13% say worse.

Some of her appeal is that she is not Barack Obama, said J. Ann Selzer, president of Des Moines, Iowa-based Selzer & Co., which conducted the September 9-12 poll.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr.

 

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. writes and publishes The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a weekly, highly-regarded financial market letter, read by opinion makers, business leaders and organizations around the world.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr has studied the global financial and stock markets since 1984, following a successful business career that included investment banking, and market and business analysis. He is a specialist in equities/commodities, and an accomplished chart reader who advises technicians with regard to Major Indices Resistance/Support Levels.