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Rasmussen: Voters Expect Bill Clinton to Be Wife's Policymaker in WH

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By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 02:35 PM

Majority of voters expect former President Bill Clinton to have some role and be involved in Hillary's presidency if she is elected, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday.

In the poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters conducted July 26-27:
  • 70 percent believe the former president will be involved in his wife's policy decisions;
  • 22 percent say he won't be involved;
  • 30 percent say he will be "very involved."
Mr. Clinton's popularity has decreased from a 2009 poll, where 58 percent of voters approved of him. But he is still more popular than Mrs. Clinton.

The poll shows:
  • 50 percent are favorable towards Mr. Clinton;
  • 48 percent view him unfavorably.
That 50 percent includes 22 percent who find him "very favorable," and 31 percent find him "very unfavorable."

In other poll results, more people believe the former president will help Hillary's run for the presidency.
  • 41 percent say he will help, an improvement from 36 percent in December 2015, but still down from 54 percent in early 2011;
  • 25 percent say he will diminish her run for the presidency;
  • 24 percent say he will have no effect.
The Los Angeles Times speculated on whether Clinton would be a help or a hindrance if his wife becomes president. Mrs. Clinton said she would consider his advice.

"It does happen to be a historical fact that my husband served as president for eight years. And there's a lot that happened which helped the American people during those eight years," Mrs. Clinton said, according to the Times.

Tennessee Rep. Ted Lieu sees Clinton as a benefit to his wife's candidacy, saying, "His charisma is off the charts. He can be employed virtually anywhere."

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump does not believe that Bill Clinton will be an asset, calling him "highly overrated."


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