Poll: Hillary, Obama More Qualified To Be President Than Any Major Republican
A new Rasmussen poll has some bad news for Republicans who want to be President:
U.S. voters think Hillary Clinton is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama, but most believe that both Democrats are more fit for the White House than three top Republicans interested in the job.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of voters feel Clinton is qualified to be president, but 34% disagree and say she is not.
As for President Obama, 51% say he is fit for the job. However, 44% say he is not qualified to be president, even though he has now served 17 months in the job.
Nearly as many (49%) say former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, an unsuccessful candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, is qualified to be president of the United States. Thirty-two percent (32%) say Romney is not qualified, but another 20% are not sure.
Just 35% of voters say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is qualified to be the nation’s chief executive. Nearly half (48%) say Gingrich is not fit for the office. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided.
As for Sarah Palin, ex-governor of Alaska and the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, only 26% feel she is qualified to be president, but 61% do not. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
While some will concentrate on the fact that Hillary seems to poll better than you, a fact which is largely a reflection of Obama’s overall job approval numbers, it’s somewhat significant that three Republicans who are mentioned constantly as being candidates in 2012 are not perceived as being qualified for the job.
They’re gonna need to fix that, although in Palin’s case I don’t think it will be possible.