58% Of Democratic Voters Say Hillary Clinton Is A Good Obama Running Mate, But Most Don’t Expect It

November 09, 2011, 6:00 PM GMT+0

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become one of the most popular political figures in this country, and in this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll, 58% of Americans (and 88% of Democratic voters have a favorable opinion of her.

Opinions of Vice President Biden are mixed among the public overall, and while Democratic voters like Biden, they like Clinton even more. 

By five to one, Democratic voters think Clinton would be a good choice for Barack Obama’s running mate in 2012. 

But while they may like Clinton more, most Democratic voters are content having Biden as the President’s 2012 running mate. In a question asked before Secretary Clinton’s name was mentioned in the poll, 56% of Democratic voters said they would keep Biden, and just 15% said the President should choose someone else. 

Few Democratic voters expect President Obama to change running mates: 56% think an Obama-Clinton ticket is unlikely. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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