- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A new poll shows that Americans are torn over whether they would support Hillary Rodham Clinton is she decides to take another stab at the presidency in 2016.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 38 percent of those surveyed said they would “probably” or be “almost certain to” vote for Mrs. Clinton, compared to 37 percent who said they’d oppose her.

The poll also showed that 44 percent of voters approve of Mrs. Clinton, while 37 percent view her negatively. In April, 48 percent viewed Mrs. Clinton positively, and 32 percent did not.

Mrs. Clinton is in the course of promoting her new book, “Hard Choices.” She is thought to be the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

In the new poll, Mrs. Clinton gets positive marks from women, blacks and young voters — three groups that helped power President Obama to victory in the 2008 and 2012 election.

Among Democrats, 75 percent said that they are likely to support her for president, but 70 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of independents say they will not vote for her.

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