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Poll: Hillary Clinton Most Popular National Political Figure

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A national opinion poll indicates that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more popular than President Barack Obama and any other national political figure.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Friday said Clinton has a 61 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to President Obama's 51 percent favorability.

Clinton, who had been a first lady and a U.S. senator, left the post of America's top diplomat last week.

She was secretary of state for four years, joining the Cabinet of President Obama -- who was her rival for the 2008 presidential nomination -- after his inauguration.

The assistant director of Quinnipiac's polling institute said Clinton is "easily the most popular actor on the American political stage today."

Clinton has not indicated if she will run for president again -- a topic that has generated much speculation.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,772 registered voters from January 30 to February 4. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

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