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Laura Bush Tops Hillary Clinton in National Poll (posted July 30, 2001)

A new national public opinion survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found that first lady Laura Bush has a higher favorability rating than Hillary Clinton had at the six month point. Sixty-four percent of the American public report a favorable impression of Bush, compared to 60 percent who felt that way about Hillary Clinton in Summer, 1993.

Unlike Mrs. Clinton who had much higher ratings from women (69 percent) than men (51 percent), Laura Bush does not have much of a gender gap. Men (62 percent) are about as likely to favor her as women (66 percent). Bush earns her best marks from people over the age of 50. Seventy-three percent of those individuals have a favorable impression compared to only 53 percent of those under the age of 30 years old.

The survey of 1,003 adults was conducted July 2-12 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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