Nancy Pelosi lends backing to Hillary Clinton as polls give Democrat the green light for 2016 presidency
Big name backers line up to support the candidate years before she even announces
Hillary Rodham Clinton may want to think twice about retirement. In the latest Quinnipiac University presidential poll Clinton is dominating the Democratic field by a margin that makes it clear she's already the candidate of choice.
According to the New York Post, Clinton gets a whopping 65 percent of the vote when placed against other potential Democratic candidates in the latest poll.
Vice President Joe Biden reportedly gets 13 percent, followed by Governor Cuomo at 4 percent (it’s strongly rumored that Cuomo will not run if Clinton announces).
'Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a rock-solid hold on the hearts of Democratic voters at this point,' said Quinnipiac pollster Peter A. Brown.
According to USA Today one of Clinton's most ardent supporters is House minority leader Nanci Pelosi, who has made it clear she's literally praying Hillary will enter the 2016 presidential race.
'I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States,' she said this week. 'Nobody has been first lady and senator and now secretary of State. Putting everything aside that she is a woman, she'd be the best qualified person.'
Meanwhile Emily's List, the prominent advocacy group promoting women in politics, launched its Madam President campaign this week signaling it's time for a woman in the White House.
'Think of the message it sends to women in the world,' Pelosi said this week. 'The most powerful figure in the world is a woman, and she also happens to be the most qualified for the job.'
Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock told the Daily News, 'We are hopeful' that the former First Lady, US senator and secretary of state will run in 2016.
'I think it’s clear if she decides to take this on, she’s in an incredible position,' Schriock said.
Emily’s List polling has shown them that Americans are more than ready to elect a female commander-in-chief.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll showed that Clinton’s support was even among men and women and utterly destroyed the competition in every part of the country.
'There is a long way to go until 2016, but none of the other younger potential candidates for the Democratic nomination currently has anything approaching widespread support from party voters,' said Quinnipiac’s Peter Brown.
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