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Poll: The Best Thing About a Future President Hillary Clinton Would Be That She’s a Woman

Hillary Clinton welcomes College Students Leaders for 2014 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe
Samantha Sais—Reuters Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes more than 1,000 College Students Leaders for the 2014 Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, March 21, 2014.

18% say they like that she'd be the first woman, only 9% said she had the experience

Apparently people are much more excited about Hillary as the first female president than they are about her experience in government.

According to a new Gallup poll, 18% of surveyed Americans think the best thing about a Hillary presidency would be that she would be the first woman president in history– followed by 9% who think her experience in the White House, Senate, and the State Department might make her an excellent Commander-in-Chief. 5% say she’s the best choice, but only 1% say they like her and want her to win.

The “first woman president” thing was especially powerful with Hillary’s base: 22% of women, 30% of Democrats, and 27% of 18-29 year olds cited the historic event as a positive aspect of Clinton’s presidency.

When asked what would be the worst thing about a Clinton presidency, 6% said she’s not qualified enough, while 4% say they don’t want a president with boobs.

Pollsters surveyed over 1,000 adults in all 50 states, with a margin of error at +/- 4 points and 95% confidence level.


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