Voters believe Clinton is an asset for his wife's presidential bid

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Washington, Nov 2 (UNI) Voters in California strongly believe former President Bill Clinton should play an active role in his wife's bid for the White House and also think he would be an asset in a Hillary Clinton administration, according to a new Field Poll.

However the poll of 579 registered voters revealed yesterday only lukewarm views on the Democratic Party candidate herself. According to the poll, 48 per cent of California voters said they have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, with 39 per cent having an unfavorable view.

According to a report published in the Sacramento Bee, a California newspaper, even some 63 per cent Republicans said they 'definitely would not' support Hillary Clinton for president but agreed that former president Bill Clinton would help her White House run, with 28 per cent saying he would help 'a lot' and 37 per cent putting it at 'somewhat'.

Among those who see Bill Clinton as a benefit to his wife is El Dorado Hills Republican Larry Carr who was quoted by the BEE as saying, ''He's a great campaigner. He's very charismatic, and I think he would be a great asset to her campaign.'' A lot of the Clinton fatigue that might have existed, has disappeared eight years later he added.

According to the Field Poll, 62 per cent of the state's voters said it would be a 'very good thing' or 'a somewhat good thing' if the former president takes an active role in his wife's administration if she is elected.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Mark DiCamillo, director of the state Field Poll said, ''I think voters have a certain longing for the past Clinton administration, perhaps because of the failure, in many voters' eyes, of the Bush administration.'' ''They feel that reverting back to a Clinton administration, with Bill at least partly involved, would not be such a bad thing.'' UNI

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