Voters Still Believe Hillary Could Take the Nomination Away from President Obama if She Challenged Him

Bookmark and Share    This past week, White House 2012 asked readers who they believed could defeat President Obama if they challenged him for the Democratic presidential nomination. Given that he has helped lead us in to the longest recession in our national history and has accomplished nothing other than expanding the size and scope of government, the question is a legitimate one but the likelihood of that happening is now nonexistent.

However, nearly 50% of WH12’s readers believe that if she chose to challenge the President for re-nomination, Hillary Clinton would be able to defeat him. That was nearly twice as many as those who believed that no one can defeat President Obama for the nomination. This was followed by 8.47% who think New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a shot at beating the President for the nomination.

The actual results were:

Interestingly, unbeknownst to WH12, Public Policy Polling recently took a survey of Democrat primary voters in South Carolina which asked;

“If the Democratic candidates for President in 2016 were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Russ Feingold, Kirsten Gillibrand, Deval Patrick, Brian Schweitzer, and Mark Warner, who would you vote for?”

The results of that poll were as follows:

  1. Hillary Clinton 57%
  2. Joe Biden 23%
  3. Andrew Cuomo 5%
  4. Deval Patrick 2%
  5. Russ Feingold 1%
  6. Mark Warner 1%
  7. Kirsten Gillibrand 0%
  8. Brian Schweitzer 0%
  9. Someone else/Undecided 11%

When asked the same question without Hillary in the field, respondents gave the first place nod to Andrew Cuomo but by a margin significanty smaller than Hillary:

  1. Andrew Cuomo 15%
  2. Mark Warner 8%
  3. Russ Feingold 7%
  4. Deval Patrick 4%
  5. Kirsten Gillibrand 3%
  6. Brian Schweitzer 2%
  7. Someone else/Undecided 61%

The way I see it though,  it won’t matter who Democrats run in 2016, they will lose to the second term bid of the Republican President we elect in 2012.  And if by chance the G.O.P. screws 2012 up, it still won’t matter who Democrats run in 2016, because they will not be able to defeat Marco Rubio, the man who in that scenario will undoubtedly be the Republican nominee.

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  1. […] who could challenge President Obama and snatch the his party’s nomination away from him. In that poll, 49.15% of respondents indicated that they believed Hillary Clinton could do that while 25.42% feel […]

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