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%.