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Bill Clinton’s Third Term

Entry by Tom Webster | Thursday, January 24th, 2008 | Permalink

With President Clinton becoming more of a presence in Senator Clinton’s campaign, I though it worth revisiting this datapoint from the New Hampshire Primaries. We asked New Hampshire voters if they would still have chosen their candidate if Bill Clinton were eligible for a third term and on the ballot, and here is what we found:

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Clearly, Obama’s supporters are strongly behind their candidate, with Edwards’ voters only marginally less so. Hillary Clinton, however, would lose handily to her husband, which might lead one to conclude that many of her supporters believe a vote for Senator Clinton is indeed a vote for a third Clinton Term. Yet, amongst all New Hampshire Democratic Primary voters, Bill was able to muster only 37% of this hypothetical vote. “Bill’s Third Term” has certainly proven to be a polarizing issue not only for Republicans, but many Democrats, as well.

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