Public Has Seen Enough of First Couple, Survey Says
July 7, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - When President Bill Clinton leaves office in 2001, a majority of Americans say they would prefer that he and First Lady Hillary Clinton stay out of public life, according to a recent survey.
The Zogby International survey of 1,004 likely voters indicates that most "prefer that Bill and Hillary Clinton retire from public office and take a lower public profile after the Presidential terms end rather than see Hillary serve in the U.S. Senate."
The poll conducted between September 6 and 8 indicates 53.5 percent prefer that the Clintons stay out of public office. Slightly less than 40 percent said they want to see Mrs. Clinton elected to the U.S. Senate.
The nation-wide survey was conducted for Reuters and WHDH-TV of Boston and does not necessarily reflect the attitude of New York voters.
The Clinton Administration's policies also have a lack of confidence vote shown in the survey results. According to the poll, 40.1 percent favor a continuation of Clinton's policy compared to 52 percent favor a change.
Evidence of the public's desire for a change in Clinton-Gore policies may also be substantiated in the poll results showing Texas Republican Governor George W. Bush with a 13.4 point lead over Gore.
The survey shows Bush leading Gore, 50.1 to 36.4 percent in a 2000 presidential race. Bush's lead over Gore among suburban voters is 53.1 to 35.9 percent and even larger among rural voters 56.8 to 28.4 percent.