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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a keynote address during a luncheon in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a keynote address during a luncheon in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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DAVID SHRIBMAN

Hillary facing ‘Clinton fatigue’ – but it’s due to Barack, not Bill

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects depend in large measure on how the public views one of the previous occupants of the White House, and it’s not the one you think it is.

There is a lot of talk in political circles about “Clinton fatigue” – the apparent dread of another member of the family in the White House – but that sentiment is felt largely among Washington insiders and ardent conservatives. It is a little recognized fact that Bill Clinton left office with the highest approval ratings of the 10 presidents who followed Harry Truman, who limped out of the executive mansion in great disfavor.