What a brilliant idea! Attack Hillary Clinton, the most admired woman in America, because she might run for president in four years. Boy, those congressional Republicans are smart. Remember these poll results from last month?
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds broad support for a potential 2016 presidential run by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including a surprising amount of Republican women that say they would support her candidacy.
Overall, 57 percent of the poll’s respondents said they would support a Clinton candidacy. That includes 35 percent of Republican women. To put that in perspective, President Barack Obama won just 6 percent of the overall Republican vote this year. Among all women, 66 percent would support Clinton’s potential bid in 2016.
Clinton is riding a wave of popularity as she prepares to leave her post as Secretary of State in Obama’s second term. Sixty-six percent of adults view her favorably, an all-time high in the poll. This includes 67 percent of self-identified Independents.
And 68 percent approve of the way she is handling her job as secretary of state. That includes 65 percent of Independents — and 40 percent of Republicans.
I guarantee you: Those numbers will be even higher tomorrow.