A newly released CNN/ORC International polll finds that most Democrats would support Hillary Clinton if she wins the party’s nomination, but the survey indicates only a small number of respondents are excited about her candidacy.
Here are the key points from the survey CNN:
According to the survey, 63% of Democrats and independents who lean toward the party said they’d most likely support Clinton as the nominee.
That’s virtually unchanged from CNN’s May poll, but down from the seven in 10 Democrats who in February said that they’d back the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.
Forty-one percent of Democrats questioned said they’d be enthusiastic if Clinton wins the nomination, with 42% saying they’d be satisfied. One in 10 said they’d be dissatisfied, and 5% said they’d be upset.
“There are big differences between liberal and moderate Democrats that indicate that a primary challenger who runs to the right of Clinton may get more traction than a progressive challenger would,” adds Holland.
“Fifty percent of liberal Democrats say they would be enthusiastic about Clinton winning the nomination, but only 36% of moderate Democrats feel the same way.
“Nearly three-quarters of liberals pick Clinton over her hypothetical opponents. Among moderate Democrats, that figure dropped to 58%,” he added.