Poll: Support for Michelle O as Hillary challenger breaks along color lines

Poll: Support for Michelle O as Hillary challenger breaks along color lines

From the The More Things Change department comes a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, the findings of which will surprise no one.

Two of the five questions asked by pollsters were (1) Should Michelle Obama run for president? (2) If you had a choice between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, who would you choose to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016?

Here are the results:

Within the general population, 14% of likely voters think the first lady should run for president, 71% say she should not, and 15% aren’t sure. Among black voters, however, 40% think Obama should run, while 41% say she should, with 18% undecided.

In a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, who is widely viewed as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, Obama earns 44% support from black voters to Clinton’s 36%.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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