WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Five years after a contentious primary battle, Hillary Clinton is decisively more popular than Barack Obama.
Just months after stepping down from her post as Secretary of State, a new Gallup poll found that Clinton is enjoying a 64-percent favorability rate, which rates her higher than the president’s 55-percent rating and significantly higher than Vice President Joe Biden and her successor, John Kerry.
President Obama’s favorability rating stands at 55 percent, compared to an unfavorable rating of 43 percent. He still stands better than others in his administration. Vice President Biden’s favorability rating is at 45 percent, which is just one point higher than Secretary of State Kerry’s 44-percent rating.
The poll was taken from April 11 to April 14, meaning there’s no indication of what effect the Boston Marathon bombings had on the favorability ratings.
Clinton’s lead in the favorability ratings over her former boss has been a regular occurrence since 2010.
It could also play a role in deciding whether Clinton runs for the Democratic presidential nod in 2016. Among self-identified and “leaning” Democrats, Clinton holds a 91-percent favorability rating compared to Biden’s 76-percent favorability rating, according to the Gallup poll.
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