Hillary Clinton in 2016? Poll Shows Voters Ready for a Woman

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[Editor's Note: Will she or won't she? While we may be still guessing if HIllary Clinton has decided make a run for the White House in 2016, it seems that voters have made up their minds. A new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of people in battleground states would consider a woman president. EMILY's List, which released this poll, has already started a campaign called Madam President, with the goal of helping elect a woman to the presidency. Hello Ladies breaks down the key points of the study. --Grace]

According to a new poll released by EMILY’s List, an organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women, 90 percent of voters in battleground states would consider voting for a qualified woman candidate from their party. Seventy-two percent believe it is likely the United States will elect a woman president in the next presidential election.

Polling was done by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research and was conducted among 800 likely 2016 voters in nine presidential battleground states. Other key findings from the research include:

  • 51 percent believe the women elected to Congress and Senate last cycle are making a positive difference
  • 75 percent believe a woman president would be a good thing for this country, and that a woman in the White House will send a positive signal to our children and grandchildren
  • A female president is perceived to be as capable or more capable than a male president when it comes to understanding the challenges middle class families face, the challenge of juggling work and family, ending partisan bickering, and putting families ahead of politics.

    Feb. 1, 2013 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she departs the State Department on her last day on the job in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 1, 2013. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns looks on from right..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP. (Credit Image: © State Department/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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