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Clinton beats Obama on every issue: CNN survey

English.news.cn   2014-06-17 01:05:06

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Most Americans believe former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would do a better job than President Barack Obama on every issue, according to a poll released on Monday.

According to a CNN International survey, 63 percent of respondents said Clinton would do a good job on issues pertaining to foreign policy, and 61 percent said the same on her ability to deal with terrorism.

She also did well on the domestic front, with 63 percent saying she'd do a good job handling the economy and 57 percent saying the same on health care.

On her ability to handle key domestic and international issues, the majority of Americans believe the former secretary of state has what it takes should she be elected president in 2016.

According to the poll, Obama looked significantly weaker. 40 percent said they approved of the commander-in-chief's foreign policy, 38 percent approved of how the president is handling the economy, and 36 percent said they liked the way Obama was handling health care.

Meanwhile, Clinton also had higher approval ratings than Obama on environmental policy, helping the middle class, tackling illegal immigration, gun policy and the federal budget deficit.

CNN Polling director Keating Holland wrote that the results indicate that the "president's low marks on most issues might not drag Clinton down if she runs for the White House again."

The former first lady is currently on a book tour for her memoir "Hard Choices," which hit bookshelves last week. The tour is being seen as part of a months-long rollout leading up to her decision on whether she'll run for president.

She has previously said that she'll decide by the end of the year.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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