Poll: Hillary Clinton a strong leader
Hillary Clinton is a prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Her appeal is rooted in strong leadership, especially in her role as secretary of state. Nearly six in 10 approve of her job in the role a year and a half after departing, putting her in the same realm as other popular secretaries of state. Doubts exist — half disapprove of how she handled Benghazi.
Do you approve or disapprove of the way . . . handled her job as secretary of state? Q
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Hillary Clinton handled the incident in Benghazi, Libya, as secretary of state? Q
Do you think Hillary Clinton . . . ?
(Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent registered voters)
Results may not total 100 percent because of rounding.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone May 29 to June 1, 2014, among a random sample of 1,002 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on landlines and cell phones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for the full sample, four points for the sample of 851 registered voters and six points for the sample of 380 leaned Democratic voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.
Is a strong leader Honest and trustworthy Has new ideas for the country’s future Understands the problems of people like you SECRETARY OF STATE
If the 2016 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, for whom would you vote?
(Among registered voters; Other/no opinion not shown)
If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat) and ( . . ., the Republican), for whom would you vote? 2016 CAMPAIGN
Madeleine Albright Nov. 1997 (CBS News poll) Condoleezza Rice Feb. 2007 Hilllary Clinton June 2014
Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Elizabeth Warren Andrew Cuomo Martin O’Malley Bernard Sanders Brian Schweitzer Jim Webb None/no opinion
69 12 7 2 2 2 1 1 4
Published June 8, 2014.