: Everyone likes John McCain a little. Some people REALLY don't like Hillary Clinton, and some people REALLY like her. These views present challenges for both candidates. Clinton has 16 points more favorability within her own party than McCain has within his; that makes a primary campaign look easier for her. But McCain has more cross-party appeal, he edges out Clinton in favorable ratings among independents by six points and his "strongly" unfavorable ratings among independents are a third of Clinton's. All those would help in a general election campaign Â if he got there.
With her high unfavorability, I know many Dems who fear a Clinton run. I'm not a huge Hillary fan right now, but I'm warming up to her. She sure can raise money, and her constituents lover her. Plus, anyone who bugs the bejeesus out of so many republicans must be doing something right.