Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Approval Rating Near Career All-Time High
I’m not at all surprised. Secretary Clinton is a work horse, not a show horse and she knows the details of virtually every foreign policy issue around the world, backwards and forwards. Perhaps most importantly, she knows how to articulate the United State’s foreign policy agenda in a way that the American people can understand, unlike President Obama, who shows little emotion or depth, seems aloof and has a tendency to treat the American people like we are all his collective students sitting in on the most boring lecture ever.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating from Americans is now 66%, up from 61% in July 2010 and her highest rating to date while serving in the Obama administration. The current rating is just one percentage point below her all-time high rating of 67%, from December 1998.
…more than 60% of Americans viewed her favorably in all three measures Gallup has taken since she assumed her State Department job, and she scored 65% in January 2009 just prior to President Barack Obama being sworn in.
The latest results are from a March 25-27 Gallup poll conducted while the United States was actively involved in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya, a policy Clinton reportedly advocated. The same poll finds Clinton rated more positively than other top administration officials. Obama receives a 54% favorable rating, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, 52%, and Vice President Joe Biden, 46%.
How are the other major members of the administration faring?
Just as an aside, I can’t help but wonder if the reason Gallup didn’t ask about the popularity of other cabinet members because they know most Americans have no idea who is in the Cabinet and if so, that’s a very sad statement about the govt/civics knowledge-base of the voting public. What’s striking is that we have a 24 hour cable news cycle and yet rather than that resulting in people being more informed, people almost seem less informed. Pathetic.