HAMDEN, Conn. (February 8, 2013)--Hillary Rodham Clinton tops President Barack Obama in a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday that found the just-departed secretary of state is the most popular national political figure among a number of luminaries.
Clinton's favorability rating of 61 percent compares to the 51 percent of respondents who viewed Mr. Obama favorably.
Clinton, who’s considered a possible presidential candidate in 2016, topped a group including Vice President Joseph Biden, House Speaker John Boehner, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Clinton successor Secretary of State John Kerry.
The telephone poll, conducted Jan. 30-Feb. 4, as Clinton was leaving her job. Pollsters surveyed 1,772 registered voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.