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Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?
May 5th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?

A small edge right now in a key indicator of the midterm elections could lead to a big advantage for the Republicans over the Democrats come November.

That's the suggestion from a new CNN/ORC International poll, that also indicates that President Barack Obama's lackluster approval ratings and pessimistic perceptions about the economy could also make 2014 a good year for the GOP at the ballot box.

Is there a Republican wave coming to Washington? Are Democrats doing themselves a disservice by putting all bets on Hillary?

At 6:30pm ET, Former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum debates with Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Newt Gingrich and Van Jones will host the debate.
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We want you to weigh in: Would a tough Democratic primary fight make Hillary Clinton a stronger or weaker 2016 candidate?

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  1. Dave

    She is destine for the exact same outcome she received from the DNC in 2008. In 2006 (1.5 yrs out from the nomination) she was the clear winner; the media hype was amazing. Then oooops, a nobody of much known past history or political achievement steps in an wins the DNC nomination. Eight years later what has Hillary done to make her a more likely candidate? She has no new ideas. She is an even older white person, surrounded by mainly other old white people. She has even more political baggage to account for. She is uninspiring to the youth and minorities, and these demographics HAVE to be inspired enough to get out in vote in high numbers for the dems to have a chance in winning. The results of the past two elections show this clearly. Obama inspired the youth and minorities to vote in record numbers. If that didn't happen, he would not have won. Hillary is just not inspiring enough to these demographics for her to end up being a serious contender for even the DNC nomination.

    May 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  2. Dave

    She is destine for the exact same outcome she received from the DNC in 2008. In 2006 (1.5 yrs out from the nomination) she was the clear winner; the media hype was amazing. Then Oooops, a nobody of know past history steps in. Eight years later, what has Hillary done to make her a more likely candidate? She has no new ideas. She is an even older white person. She has even more political baggage to account for. She is uninspiring to the youth and minorities, and these demographics HAVE to be inspired enough to get out in vote in high numbers for the dems to have a chance in winning. The results of the past two elections show this clearly. Obama inspired the youth and minorities to vote in record numbers. If that didn't happen, he would not have won. Hillary is just not inspiring enough to these demographics for her to end up being a serious contender for even the DNC nomination.

    May 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  3. ProtectAmericanJobs

    Hillary Clinton – Why is the media so infatuated with this disingenuous-dishonest-power-monger?

    Could it be that Free-Traitors and Foreign interests own and control our media?

    We all knew back when that whole Monica scandal was going on, that she must have made a deal with the Dems for promises of power in the future in return for her standing by "her husband" Bill's side.

    You know the problem in trying to elect good leaders for The United States of America has nothing to do with the color or gender of our politicians. It's our politician's, from both parties, lack of honesty and the lack of willingness to do right by the US citizens that they're elected by and should be representing.

    Before Hillary Clinton runs for president, Americans need to remember that it was her "husband" that got us into bed with Communist China in the first place. – And how's that been working out for the American People and the Real American Economy? Nixon restored normal diplomatic relations between the US and China, but Clinton is the one who opened up the trade floodgates with Communist China. And both Bill and Hillary were actively involved during their visit to China.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are two of the biggest FREE-TRAITORS around.

    Hey you stinking Free-Traitors: The AMERICAN PEOPLE can see what's been and is still being done to them!

    If more Americans would have listened to Perot back in 1992, we wouldn't be in this mess right now. The American people and the real American economy would have been much better off today! I and many other people, who were able to see through all of the left vs right BS, did vote for Perot, because he was straight forward and just used common sense. He cared about his country and the American people.

    May 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  4. Stan & Barbara Piecewicz

    I want to watch Crossfire on TV....where and what channel can I find it? It has been off since the airplane crash.

    Barbara Piecewicz

    May 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Reply
    • christinamanduleycnnCNN

      Hi Barbara! You can catch Crossfire on weekdays at 6:30pmET on CNN. We are back on the air now, hope you can catch us!

      May 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Reply

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