In a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, those polled were asked to rank whether the former secretary of state would do “a good job” handling various issues. For every issue tested, Clinton’s scored higher than the president.
“A majority think Clinton would do a good job on all nine issues tested in the poll; Obama’s job approval rating never breaks 50 percent on any of those same issues,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “None of this means that Clinton is a lock for the White House, but it is an enviable position for any candidate to be in.”
Sixty-three percent of Americans said Clinton would perform well on foreign policy issues, 23 percent more than those who say the president does a good job in that area. Sixty-one percent said she would handle terrorism well.