Poll: Hillary Clinton Not Hurt by Obama in Iowa

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Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 09:36 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has "substantial leads" over GOP contenders in the presidential race in Iowa, according to a new poll that show she's not being hurt by President Barack Obama's troubles.

The Quinnipiac University Poll shows that Iowa voters back Clinton 49 percent to 39 percent over Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who won a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week of potential GOP nominees for the White House.

Clinton also had a 48 percent to 35 percent lead over embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The figures reverse the 45 percent to 40 percent lead Christie had over Clinton in mid-December.

The former secretary of state's lead over Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was 51 percent to 35 percent, and Clinton leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by 51 percent to 37 percent.

There was more good news in Iowa for Clinton, as the survey showed that 55 percent thought she would make a good president with only 41 percent giving Christie a potential presidential approval rating.

The rest of the GOP contenders also received a negative score, under 50 percent, on whether they would do a good job as commander-in-chief.

The Quinnipiac poll also found that Obama is not very popular in Iowa, with a negative 39-57 percent approval rating.

"Politics is a team sport and the head of the blue team, President Barack Obama, isn't doing well in the eyes of Iowans," Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. "But that doesn't seem to be hurting teammate Hillary Clinton, who swamps potential 2016 Republican competitors among the same electorate."

The telephone survey of 1,411 registered voters was conducted March 5-10 and has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.


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