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57% View Hillary Clinton Favorably

Friday, July 01, 2011

Globe-trotting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in Hungary this week urging greater democratic freedoms, remains the most well-known and well-liked member of President Obama’s Cabinet among voters back at home. 
 

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters regard her at least somewhat favorably. This finding includes 23% who share a Very Favorable opinion of Clinton. Thirty-nine percent (39%) see the former New York senator unfavorably, including 20% who view her Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
 

Favorable reviews for Clinton are up slightly from March but  have been in the mid- to high 50s since she became secretary of State in January 2009.
 

While an overwhelming number of Democrats views Clinton favorably, most Republicans feel the opposite way. More than half of voters not affiliated with either major political party, however, have a favorable opinion of the former first lady.
 

Women view Clinton more favorably than men do. Eighty-five percent (85%) of blacks have a favorable regard for her, compared to 54% of whites and 55% of voters of other races. Clinton is regarded favorably by 87% of liberals and unfavorably by 65% of conservatives.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters U.S. Voters was conducted on June 24-25, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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