Poll: Majority say Hillary Clinton should retire
A new poll by conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports has found that more than half, 61 percent, of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed say Hillary Clinton should retire.
Those respondents may get their wish. The former Democratic presidential candidate recently told CBS Sunday Morning’s Jane Pauley that her career as an active politician is “over.”
“I am done with being a candidate, but I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake,” Clinton explained.
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Clinton has continued to speak out against policy actions the Trump administration has taken on issues such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program and the military’s transgender ban, according to The Hill.
Clinton has also been doing media tours promoting her new book, “What Happened,” in which she takes aim at a number of people, including President Trump while reflecting on the 2016 election campaign.
Reacting to the release of her book, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Clinton during a briefing on Tuesday.
“I think it’s sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks,” Sanders said. “And I think that’s a sad way for her to continue this work.”
Rasmussen’s poll, taken September 10-11, asked participants a few specific questions as well.
“Half (49 percent) of voters believe Clinton’s continued presence on the national stage is bad for the Democratic Party,” a statement by the group notes. “Forty-four percent (44 percent) say the weakness of her candidacy was the most likely reason for Clinton’s loss last November.”