Politics

Poll: Hillary Clinton Would Trounce GOP Presidential Candidates

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Although some Democrats would like her to run, Hillary Clinton says she has no intention of challenging President Obama for the party's 2012 nomination. But if she did and was able to win, a new poll says she would then breeze easily to the White House.

A TIME magazine poll pitted Clinton against the top three Republican candidates. The Secretary of State beats them all, and by wide margins.

She tops Mitt Romney 55% to 38%, Rick Perry 58% to 32% and Herman Cain 56% to 34%. Of course those numbers would be bound to change if she actually got into the race.

In contrast, the poll shows Obama beating all three Republicans but by far smaller margins -- Romney 46% to 43%, Perry 50% to 38% and Cain 49% to 37%.

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What about 2016? Clinton has said that she has no interest in running for president again. We'll see about that when the time comes.