Monday, August 06, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Survey on Bill Clinton

Rasmussen (R) Poll on Bill Clinton

Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Bill Clinton?
  • Very favorable 24% (28%)
  • Somewhat favorable 31% (32%)
  • Somewhat unfavorable 24% (23%)
  • Very unfavorable 16% (15%)
In political terms, is Bill Clinton very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?
  • Very liberal 14%
  • Somewhat liberal 40%
  • Moderate 30%
  • Somewhat/Very conservative 11%
Do Bill Clinton and Barack Obama hold similar views on how to fix the economy or do they have differing views on what’s needed?
  • Similar views 32%
  • Differing views 39%
  • Not sure 29%
National survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted August 2-3, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted June 7-8, 2012 are in parentheses.

Inside the numbers:
Not surprisingly, 87% of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Clinton; 74% of Republicans do not. But 55% of unaffiliated voters share a favorable view of the former president.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of GOP voters and 57% of unaffiliateds consider Clinton a liberal. Just 38% of Democrats agree.

Just over half (51%) of Democrats feel Clinton and Obama hold similar views on the economy. But 23% of voters in their own party think they disagree, and 27% are undecided. Only 19% of Republicans and 27% of voters not affiliated with either major political party believe the former president and the current president are in agreement over what economic course the country should follow.

Voters who are union members are closely divided over whether Clinton and Obama have similar views on the economy. Tea Party members are more than twice as likely as voters who are not members to think the two men differ when it comes to the economy.

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