Oprah Winfrey has garnered lots of press over the impact she might have on the presidential election by actively campaigning for Barack Obama — but Bill Clinton actually has far more influence among voters than Oprah.
In a new CBS/New York Times national poll, 44 percent of Democratic primary voters said they were more likely to vote for Hillary because of her husband. But only 1 percent said they were more likely to vote for Obama because of Oprah.
Less than half of respondents — 46 percent — said the former president made no difference in how they view Hillary’s candidacy, and just 7 percent said they were less likely to vote for her because of Bill.
“According to the poll, Bill Clinton could be more important to Hillary Clinton’s supporters than the issue the candidate has made the cornerstone of her campaign: experience,” Fox News reported.
“Twenty-six percent of those polled said they support Clinton because of her husband. Only 23 percent said they support her because of her experience.”
The poll also showed that Hillary is viewed as the most electable Democratic candidate — 63 percent said she has the best chance of winning, while 14 percent said Obama was most electable and 10 percent chose John Edwards.
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