Likely Dem Voters Aren't Keen on a Hillary 2020 Run — Many Think She Already Did More Harm Than Good

| JUL 18, 2018 | 9:30 PM

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton already said she wouldn't run for president again, but if for some reason she changed her mind, she might want to take a look at Rasmussen's recent polling data.

Clinton was not only the presumptive nominee before the 2016 election, many also considered her the most likely to take the Oval Office.

But Rasmussen data indicated Democrats' perception of establishment candidates like Clinton dramatically changed, as substantially more people (36 percent in 2015 to 73 percent in 2018) said their party needed a fresh face as a nominee.

That shift seemed to be driven at least in part by Clinton; a majority of all likely voters said she was bad for the Democratic Party.

While 33 percent of likely Democratic voters — 62 percent of whom agreed that the party needed a fresh face — said she was good for the party, nearly 40 percent said the opposite.

Only 16 percent of likely Democratic voters said the party should promote a candidate who previously ran.

Rasmussen's data came as Democrats faced calls from some, like The New York Times' editorial board, to promote young, new talent in the party. Most of the calls seemed to target House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Republicans leveraged her negative reputation in campaign ads.

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Since the election, Clinton has remained fairly active, speaking about her loss to Trump as well as criticizing the president's actions.

After Trump said he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Clinton controversially suggested his administration wanted to return America to a time when slavery was legal.

A plurality of likely voters, however, said a President Hillary Clinton would have made the country worse. According to Rasmussen, only 40 percent said the nation would have been better off, whereas 47 percent said the opposite.