While the presidential election is three years out, Barack Obama might have to look over his shoulder as his slipping popularity now ranks him behind Hillary Clinton: A new Gallup Poll shows Obama’s favorable rating at 56 percent and Clinton’s at 62 percent.

But, at least as of earlier this week, Clinton said she won’t run for president again. — JCL


Barack Obama may have prevailed over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the presidential primaries last year, but a new poll shows that Clinton is currently more popular than the president.

The Gallup poll conducted Oct. 1-4 shows Clinton’s favorable ratings at 62 percent, and Obama’s at 56 percent.

Gallup said the juxtaposition is due more to Obama’s declining popularity than any rise in Clinton’s favorable numbers, which have changed little since January. Then, 78 percent saw Obama favorably, compared to 65 percent for Clinton.

Clinton, now Obama’s secretary of state, is a former Democratic U.S. senator from New York.

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