Hillary Clinton appears to finally be within grasping reach of the Democrat nomination for president, after a much more arduous path than the anointed one ever imagined. After finally beating back the senior socialist curmudgeon from Vermont, the Queen has basked in her spotlight as the first female presumptive nominee for a major American political party — and finally having “her turn” at the White House she feels she so deserves.
And still, the majority of those in her own party don’t actually want Hillary as president, according to a stunning new poll of Democrats just released. Indeed, a “strong majority” of them would actually cancel the 2016 presidential election — if it meant President Obama could stay on for another four years.
As The Hill reports:
Data provided to The Hill by the conservative polling outlet WPA Research found that 67 percent of Democrats would take a third term for Obama over a potential Clinton administration.
Only 28 percent said they’re ready to move on from the Obama White House, while 6 percent are undecided.
Obama is enjoying a surprisingly strong approval rating for a president serving out the final months of his second term.
A Washington Post-ABC News survey released this week found Obama’s net approval rating approaching 80 points in positive territory among Democrats. Former President Bill Clinton was at about 60 points positive within his own party at this point in 2000, while former President George W. Bush was under 40 with Republicans.
At the same time, a Gallup survey from April found Clinton’s net approval rating among Democrats hitting a new low. She had a 63-point net positive approval rating last November. That plummeted to only 36 points in April.
“The results should give pause to the Hillary Clinton campaign as Democratic respondents clearly prefer the status quo to a Clinton presidency,” a memo from WPA said.
The WPA survey of 384 registered Democrats was conducted between June 22 and 27 and has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
So, even as Bernie Sanders supporters start to get in line behind the party’s presumptive nominee, as a Washington Post survey found this week, it appears they are holding their noses in doing so.
The sad truth for Hillary is that, despite every possible attempt to thrust her onto the Democrats and American people, every attempt to “reinvent” her and make us “like” her, it appears no one actually really wants her. And somehow, I (Michelle Jesse) have a feeling the Queen doesn’t really care — as long as she gets “her turn” in the White House, through whatever means necessary.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]