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Looking back, many Americans now believe that Hilary Clinton would have been a better president over Barack Obama. Clinton was a 2008 presidential nominee against President Barack Obama, but lost in the race and instead made Secretary of State for the Barack administration.
Although a popular figure among most Americans, a recent Bloomberg poll conducted this month demonstrated that 64 per cent of Americans currently have a more favorable view of Clinton. The poll also included a study asking if the United States would be better off today with Clinton in the White House than it is under President Obama and 34 per cent agreed.
Only 13 per cent thought that the country would be worse off if Hilary Clinton was in office, along with 35 per cent of people who thought the country would be worse off with McCain as president. A share of 46 per cent think that the country would be about the same with either Clinton or President Obama in office.
After surveying 997 people, participants ranked Hilary Clinton at 27 per cent ‘very favorable’ which surpassed the current president with his 21 percent ‘very favorable’ rating. Dick Cheney even chimed in stating on Fox News while promoting his new book, that “perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the President to work with.”
He also said, “I have the sense that she’s one of the more competent members of the current administration, and it would be interesting to speculate about how she might perform were she to be president.” Clinton’s recent speech at the U.N event on Monday encouraged women to get involved in democracies throughout the world.
She stressed the importance of a “true democracy” that includes women and was there to promote the future of women in politics. She stated, “If we want a safe, secure, prosperous, peaceful future [...] women must be equal partners and free to realize their own God-given potential.”
Last week Clinton also made an appearance at the UN General Assembly, urging a peaceful solution through negotiations for Israel and Palestine. This speech was intended to smooth over plans by Palestine to ask the United Nations to declare the Israeli-occupied land independent and recognize the Palestinian territory as sovereign.
Unfortunate for many hopefuls, Hilary Clinton thus far has not shown any steps towards entering the 2012 presidential race. She said that she wouldn’t run for president again and was looking forward to retirement in an interview with Anne Curry in 2009.
Her approval rating and popularity might make it hard for her to turn down the opportunity though, and the polls show that many people wish they could get another opportunity to vote differently and elect Clinton into office.