April 27, 2006
|What's In A Name?||Politics|
This is just weird.
According to a CNN poll, people's opinion of Hillary depends significantly on whether she's refered to as Hillary Clinton or Hillary Rodham Clinton. Among Republicans, 16% approve of HC, but 23% approve of HRC. Among Independents, 42% approve of HC, but 48% approve of HRC. Tell me people aren't that clueless.
I don't know Jonathan. I find this pretty interesting. I think they have actually measured how much of Hillary's approval rating is linked to her husband image. It pretty much says people would like her to put a little distance between herself and her husband. When she uses her maiden name she is showing a sense or appearance of independence and people seemed to approve of that. If I were her campaign manager that is how I would read it.
Posted by: Charyn at April 28, 2006 02:58 PM