Plurality say there’s ‘no chance’ they’d vote for Hillary Clinton


Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton answers questions during an interview with Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren at the Fox News Channel studio in Washington June 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

A plurality of voters say they are determined not to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for president in 2016, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

Thirty-seven percent say there's "no chance" they'd vote for her while 23 percent say they would be "almost certain" to vote for Clinton. Another 15 percent say they would "probably" vote for Clinton while 23 percent say there is "just some chance" they would vote for her. Respondents were presented with the four options.

The poll was conducted Wednesday through Sunday. It comes as Clinton has embarked on a tour to promote her new memoir, "Hard Choices." She's been doing regular media interviews, weighing in on the issues of the day like Benghazi and tensions in Iraq.

The survey shows that Clinton is a polarizing figure. Consider that about as many (37 percent) voters are strongly against her as strongly for her (38 percent, when you add up the "almost certain" and "probably" respondents).

Clinton is viewed positively by 44 percent of Americans. Thirty-seven percent view her in a negative light.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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