Saturday, April 29, 2006

When does the name Rodham improve your ratings?...

Sen. Clinton's middle name boosts ratings

UPI WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A poll says U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., increased her approval rating among Republicans and independents when she used her maiden name.
With Democrats, the maiden name didn't seem to be a factor, says the poll done for CNN by Opinion Research Corp.
CNN reported the survey found using the maiden name "Rodham" increased her approval rating among Republicans to 23 percent, but just "Hillary Clinton" had a 16 percent approval rating.
Among independents, "Hillary Rodham Clinton" was favored by 48 percent, compared with 42 percent for "Hillary Clinton."
Among Democrats, the inclusion of "Rodham" inspired a 1 percent decrease in her approval rating from 77 to 76 percent.
However, below the Mason-Dixon Line, "Hillary Clinton" got a favorable rating from 52 percent of all respondents, compared with 45 percent for "Hillary Rodham Clinton," the poll said.[end]

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