Americans give former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton higher marks than President Barack Obama on every major issue, according to a new poll.
The CNN survey released Monday found that 63% of Americans think Clinton would do a good job handling the economy if elected President in 2016—25% points higher than Obama, who bested her in 2008. Similarly, 63% of Americans think she’d handle foreign policy well, compared to 40% who think Obama is doing a good job on foreign policy, according to the poll. Clinton also outpolled Obama gun policy, immigration, and helping the middle class.
“It suggests that the President’s low marks on most issues might not drag Clinton down if she runs for the White House again,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The poll of 1,003 Americans, conducted May 29-June 1, has a margin of error of three percentage points.
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