I don’t think so. This is just a poll of “Americans,” not “likely” or even “registered” voters. It mainly reflects name recognition.
I’ve previously speculated that Bill Clinton wouldn’t have survived the blogosphere, had it existed in the early nineties. I don’t think that Hillary will either.
[Update at 11:15 AM EDT]
In response to some snark in the comments section, I decided to pull this up into the main post:
I’d just like to point out, for the benefit of the visitors here who didn’t buy the Clinton Chronicles Criterion Edition DVD, that the 3rd of your links itself includes links that suggest the Clintons murdered both Vince Foster, Ron Brown, and at least 34 other innocent people.
Ahhh, six degrees of separation of links. Pardon me while my eyes roll.
Rand, would you care to state, for the record, whether you believe either of those scenarios are true?
With regard to Vince Foster, I have no idea who killed him, but I think that, based on the publicly available evidence, it is extremely unlikely that he died in Fort Marcy Park, and there is little evidence to prove that he died by his own hand, and quite a bit the other way. The case was so badly botched that we’ll probably never know what happened, absent a confession on someone’s part. I do think it likely that the Clintons know who is responsible, but certainly can’t prove that. I also find it amusing that those who would otherwise demonize Ken Starr accept his word unquestioningly when it comes to the Foster report.
The Ron Brown death was extremely suspicious, and convenient to the Clintons in its timing, but again, I’m not going make any direct accusations. As in the Foster case, I lack sufficient data.
Anyways, for all the whining about how Democrats have no ideas, I’m thrilled to hear the GOP plans on leading with Bill’s character issues in their effort to tear Hillary down.
I said nothing about GOP plans. Not being a member of the GOP, I’ve no idea what their plans are (hint: not everyone who thinks that Bill Clinton was corrupt is a “right winger” or a Republican). I was describing the potential response of the blogosphere and the women he (and his wife) molested, slandered and libeled. Thanks for playing, though.
And if you think none of the potential GOP nominees have exploitable character issues, well, whatever. IOKIYAR and all.
Those are theoretical. Hillary’s are real.
[One more update at 2 PM]
Many of the objections in comments are beside the point, because this isn’t about Bill Clinton’s sexual behavior–it’s about his and Hillary’s (often successful) attempts at character assassination of his accusers.