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A newly released poll from Washington Post/ABC provides interesting, detailed information regarding a potential Hillary Clinton presidential bid.  Perhaps surprising to some, her strongest support for making another run at the presidency is among Younger voters and Liberal Democrats, and the South outpaces all regions but the Northeast in hoping she'll run.

Voters are also apparently offended by attacks on her health and age.

Details after the jump:

The first question asked is, "Would you support or oppose Hillary Clinton as a candidate for president in 2016?"

Here's the breakdown:


55% Support
39% Oppose


Democrat: 83% Support, 13% Oppose
Republican: 26% Support, 72% Oppose
Independent: 51% Support,  42% Oppose


Liberal: 82% Support, 16% Oppose
Moderate: 62% Support, 28% Oppose
Conservative: 33% Support, 63% Oppose


Liberal Democrat: 90% Support, 8% Oppose
Moderate/Conservative Democrat: 77% Support, 17% Oppose
Conservative Republican: 13% Support, 84% Oppose


Female: 61% Support, 33% Oppose
Male: 49% Support, 46% Oppose


White: 50% Support, 46% Oppose
Non-White: 68% Support, 24% Oppose
African-American: 74% Support, 19% Oppose
Hispanic: 69% Support, 25% Oppose


18-39: 58% Support, 36% Oppose
40-64: 54% Support, 39% Oppose
65+: 51% Support, 47% Oppose


High School or Less: 56% Support, 38% Oppose
Some College: 54% Support, 40% Oppose
College Grad: 53% Support, 43% Oppose
Post-Grad: 60% Support, 35% Oppose


Northeast: 60% Support, 34% Oppose
Midwest: 51% Support, 40% Oppose
South: 57% Support, 40% Oppose
West: 53% Support, 41% Oppose

The survey also asked about favorability toward former President Clinton (63% Favorable, 32% Unfavorable.)  

Finally, responders were asked, "Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the Republican political strategist Karl Rove raising questions about Hillary Clinton's age and health?"

Approve: 26%,  Disapprove: 66%

As with most things regarding human decency in 2014, Democrats were joined in large margins by Independents, while Republicans were evenly split.

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