Hillary and Barack Versus Hillary and Bill

From today’s Times Union/Siena College poll of registered voters nationwide, the meaningless-but-fun revelation that under certain circumstances, Barack Obama would be more of a boon to Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects than Bill Clinton would:

If Hillary Clinton were chosen as the Democratic candidate for President in 2008, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for her if Barack Obama were her vice-presidential running-mate?

31 percent – more likely

26 percent – less likely

33 percent – no difference

10 percent – don’t know/no opinion

If Hillary Clinton were elected president, then former President Bill Clinton would return to the White House as the “first spouse.” Does that make you more or less likely to support her?

28 percent – more likely

31 percent – less likely

38 percent – no effect

3 percent – don’t know, no opinion

— Azi Paybarah

Hillary and Barack Versus Hillary and Bill