New York, Oct 7: A new poll of 600 female voters has found that Hillary Clinton is a better mom, role model and leader than Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the first woman to be named to a Republican ticket.
"Hillary Clinton may not have won the Democratic nomination, but she appears to have won the hearts of American women," said pollster Mickey Blum of Blum and Weprin Associates. 'Palin appeals to a much smaller group,' the New York Daily News quoted Blum, as saying. The random telephone survey conducted for Shezoom.com, a new website devoted to topics of interest to women, included both personal and political questions about Palin and Clinton.
Clinton - whose popularity seems to have only risen since she ended her own White House bid - beat Palin in every category. If somehow Palin and Clinton end up at the top of their party's tickets in 2012, for instance, the former First Lady would make moose-meat out of the Alaska governor, 61 percent to 27 percent.
Nearly three times as many women think Clinton would do a better job dealing with the economy and with foreign leaders, and women are twice as likely to say they trust Clinton than Palin. Clinton even beats Palin, a mother of five, in the parenting department - 35 percent think Clinton has been a better mother, compared to 24 percent who picked Palin. Women say Clinton has struck a better "work/life balance" by a 44 percent to 32 percent margin. Fifty-three percent believe Clinton is a better role model for women, compared to 33 percent who choose Palin.