Poll: Obama Would Crush Hillary Clinton in a 2012 Rematch

Republicans and Fox News have been fantasizing about the prospects of Sec. of State Hillary Clinton challenging President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination, but a poll released by Gallup today should shatter that fantasy as an Obama versus Clinton rematch heavily favors Obama, 52%-37%.

The Right, fueled by recurring speculation on Fox News that Democrats are so dissatisfied with Obama they may draft Hillary Clinton to run against him in 2012, has been hoping out loud for another Democratic civil war like the primary in 2008, but the Gallup poll should put a damper on those dreams. The poll found that Hillary Clinton would face a decidedly uphill battle against Obama. The President would beat her, 52%-37%.

Obama would defeat Clinton virtually across the board with every demographic group. Obama leads Clinton among men, 56%-33%, college grads, 66%-25%, non-college grads, 46%-44%, liberals, 63%-30%, and moderates, 49%-39%, the most damaging fact for those who entertaining dreams of Hillary 2012 is that Obama lead Clinton among Democratic women by 23 points, 56%-33%. The only group of Democrats that Hillary Clinton lead Obama with were conservative Democrats. Among conservatives in the party, Clinton leads Obama, 48%-41%.

Hillary Clinton has enjoyed a great surge in popularity since she became Sec. of State. Earlier this year in a CNN poll, she was voted the most popular politician in the US, which started the right wing media rumor mill grinding that Hillary Clinton was going to run in 2012 and challenge Obama for the Democratic nomination. Their fantasy is that Hillary will run in and “save” the Democrats from Obama. Of course, what they don’t tell you is that if Democrats were to dump Obama, 2012 would become winnable for the GOP.

This rumor was based in right wing desperation to get rid of Obama. Since there is no potential candidate in their own party who stands much of a chance of defeating the President, the Right set out on a campaign to cause infighting within the Democratic Party, because a fractured Democratic Party is their only hope for 2012. The reality is that Democrats still stand behind Obama, and will be a unified force for 2012.

Those who are pushing the Hillary 2012 rumors really don’t understand Hillary Clinton. Sec. Clinton has proven herself to be loyal to the Democratic Party. There is no chance of her running against Obama in 2012. If she did, she would not only lose her position within the administration, but also end her political career.

The Sec. of State position has been great for Mrs. Clinton. If Republicans are so desperate to face her, I suspect that they will get their chance in 2016, when Mrs. Clinton will not only have a clear path to the Democratic nomination, but also the full blessing and support of Barack Obama. Be careful what you wish for Republicans, because your dream matchup with Hillary Clinton could easily turn into your worst nightmare.

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15 Replies to “Poll: Obama Would Crush Hillary Clinton in a 2012 Rematch”

  1. In 2016 Hillary’s knowledge of the world would far surpass any republican who is out beating the corn fields in Nebraska for Sharia law

    I think Hillary is getting a good look at what the republican kindergarten class looks like and doesnt want any of them. Its bad enough to be Sec State and have to apologize to the world for the republicans actions. The Sec State is the most powerful job in the administration after the president and VP. And she is good at it unlike the last conservative with mushroom clouds over her head.

  2. Oh, I dream of Clinton V Palin in 2016.

    Clinton will show Palin what it means to shatter glass ceilings for real, the hard way, through work and competence.

    Great job debunking the right’s hopeful narrative. The Democrats are in a good place long term because of the shared platform agenda of Clinton and Obama – something Republicans can’t comprehend due to their own lack of a platform of values. Clinton is a powerful, brilliant woman who actually cares about issues like healthcare ahead of her own power.

  3. Jason, you are crazy with your leftist thinking. Barry Soetoro, aka Hussein the Kenyan Teleprompter Reader, is not even a citizen.

  4. Hey Smarg, you must think you are so clever to spell Grams backwards, sort of fits the way your brain works, backwards. Are you one of those “Medicare-motor-scooter conservatives” who has the audacity to ride your scooter on any socialist sidewalk? You are not only backwards, but two years behind the times. Those right-wing chain emails just keep circulating the same old talking points and you think it is breaking news. It’s past your bedtime, Grams. Pleasant dreams.

  5. People like “Smarg” come up with these red herrings because they have fallen for the okey doke about Obama. They come up with the dumbest reasons for downing Obama. One of the funniest by far is that idea that it’s okay to make fun of the president for using teleprompters like all have since Reagan. Yet, they give Palin a pass for reading notes from her hand. For them to swallow the nonsense that he is not a citizen, they have to believe that back in 1961, there was a conspiracy among his parents, grandparents, the Honolulu newspapers that announced his birth, and the current GOP governor of Hawaii. In any case, I am still glad he won the presidency, and just as glad that he chose a powerhouse like Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.

  6. and ze palinmeister also, too………..when not using her palm to remember her three points for America (crossed out to reflect her inability to comprehend the difference between tax cuts and budgets).

  7. Yes, Smarg has the courage of his/her convictions and stands behind them! LOL. Crazy crazy crazy frauds can’t even read. It’s so sad, but at least he/she admits to his/her reading disability.

  8. Hillary Clinton would have a great shot…at getting shot…in 2016! Let’s start the Palin bullseyes and gun scope targets all over Hitlery’s face now! You betcha!!

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