“Likeable Enough” Hillary Clinton Now More Well-Liked Than Obama

Mar 30, 2011 4:55pm

ABC News’ Joshua Miller reports:

On a debate stage in New Hampshire, an iconic moment of the 2008 presidential campaign played out. Then-Senator Hillary Clinton was asked about her deficit of “likability” and joked that the question hurt her feelings but she would “try to go on.” The audience laughed and Clinton, looking over at fellow candidate for the Democratic nomination Barack Obama, admitted “he’s very likable – I agree with that.”

“I don’t think I’m that bad,” Clinton said, smiling.

Obama barely looked up from his notes. “You’re likable enough, Hillary,” he said.

Ah, karma. A brand new Gallup poll shows Secretary of State’s Hillary Clinton’s favorability eclipsing President Obama’s by a substantial margin. Sixty-six percent of those polled said they had a favorable opinion of Clinton versus only 54% who said they have a favorable opinion of the President.

Clinton scored her record favorability rating of 67% not long after the House of Representatives impeached her husband, President Bill Clinton.

You can read the full Gallup report HERE.

And you can watch that iconic moment of the debate HERE.

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