Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone November 28 to December 2, 2012 among a random national sample of 1,020 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Hillary Clinton? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?


                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/2/12          66       35         30      28       14         14         6
4/22/12          65       33         32      27       14         13         8
8/22/08  RV      52       29         23      44       14         30         4
6/15/08  RV      53       26         27      44       17         27         3
6/15/08          54       26         28      43       17         26         3
4/13/08  RV      44       21         23      55       16         39         1
4/13/08          44       22         23      54       15         39         2
1/12/08  RV      57       32         25      41       10         31         2
1/12/08          58       32         26      40       11         29         2   
11/1/07  RV      49       28         21      47       11         36         4  
11/1/07          50       28         22      46       11         35         4  
2/25/07          49       25         24      48       13         35         3 
1/19/07          54       31         23      44       14         30         3  
12/11/06         56       27         29      40       11         29         4
5/15/06          54       29         25      42       11         31         4
3/5/06           52       27         25      46       12         33         2
6/5/05           51       NA         NA      46       NA         NA         3
6/1/03           44       15         29      48       16         32         8
9/2/99*          49       NA         NA      44       NA         NA         7
6/6/99           59                          35                             6
3/14/99          60                          36                             4
2/14/99          63                          31                             6
11/1/98          64                          31                             5
8/21/98          64                          28                             8
8/19/98          64                          32                             4  
4/4/98           58                          33                            10  
1/30/98          60                          30                            10  
1/19/98          52                          39                             9  
3/9/97           47                          44                             9  
9/4/96   RV      47                          42                            12  
6/30/96          44                          47                             9  
1/21/96          28                          36                            36  
1/19/96          32                          34                            34  
10/31/94         47                          44                             8  
5/15/94          54                          41                             5  
3/27/94          53                          39                             8  
1/23/94          55                          34                            11  
11/14/93         58                          33                             9  
8/8/93           59                          33                             8  
4/26/93          54                          26                            20  
2/23/93          59                          24                            18  
1/17/93          51                          20                            29
7/8/92           30                          26                            43
3/18/92          28                          22                            51
*1999 and previous question included “or perhaps you don’t know enough to say”.

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Hillary Clinton is handling her job as secretary of state? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

           -------- Approve --------   ------ Disapprove -------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/2/12    68       35         33      22        9         13        10 

Compare to: 
                           Approve   Disapprove   No opinion 
2/25/07  Condoleeza Rice     58          31           10
12/19/04 Donald Rumsfeld     35          53           12
11/24/97 Madeleine Albright  56          12           32   CBS 
11/4/93  Warren Christoper   41          28           31   Gallup 
10/10/93 Warren Christoper   35          26           39   Gallup 
3/21/82  Alexander Haig      49          35           16  
10/18/81 Alexander Haig      26          17           57   
3/31/81  Alexander Haig      45          33           23  

3. Would you support or oppose Hillary Clinton as a candidate for president in 2016? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

          -------- Support --------   -------- Oppose ---------     No   
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
12/2/12   57       36         21      37       10         27         6

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