FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The first match was good… the rematch could be even better.
Imagine that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decides to challenge President Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2012.
Gallup is out with an interesting poll looking at that very hypothetical match up. 37 percent of Democrats say they would back Clinton - while 52 percent say they would support President Obama.
The poll shows President Obama does better with college graduates and liberals, while Clinton has a strong showing among less well-educated Democrats. She also scores higher than the president among conservatives and does slightly better among women than men.
History shows presidents with relatively low job approval ratings headed into re-election are more vulnerable to challenges from within their own party. It's what happened when Ronald Reagan challenged Gerald Ford - and when Ted Kennedy and Jerry Brown challenged Jimmy Carter.
Right now, President Obama's approval rating is in the mid-40s, but there's still two years to go before the election. And two years in politics is a long time. Depending on the economy and the president's policies... it's possible his approval rating could sink further.
As for Clinton, it's not likely she would challenge the president. She's on the record saying she's "absolutely not interested" in running again for president... although she has suggested that she doesn't envision serving as Secretary of State in a second Obama term.
Here’s my question to you: If Hillary Clinton challenges Pres. Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2012, whom would you support?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Brian in Baton Rouge, Louisiana writes:
I'd support Hillary. She is a fighter, which is why the Republicans hated her and called her names. Obama is too weak and unwilling to fight for what he believes in, although the man can give a good speech. Just before he gives the Republicans everything they ask for.
Sandi in Arizona writes:
That's a tough call for an extreme Hillary backer who would love to see her become the first female president of the United States. However, I think President Obama deserves a second term so I'd have to support him. This is truly a moot point however. Hillary will not run against him in 2012.
To be honest, whoever shaped up better against the competition. And in this hyper-partisan, anti-incumbent fever that's infected the nation, I'd say Hillary. She's poised, smart and hasn't done anything to tick off the electorate.
Janice in Fayetteville, Arkansas writes:
I doubt that Hillary Clinton will challenge the president. However, I would enjoy a debate between Clinton and Sarah Palin if they are the nominees. Clinton would show Palin no mercy!
The answer is (C): the Republican who is running against one of them.
Sarah in Denver writes:
I'm disappointed enough with Obama to consider Clinton. I've already started looking around, and so far I don't see a moderate Republican I like.
In 2008, I was torn but voted for Obama; in 2012, Clinton absolutely. She's shown her mettle beyond a doubt and Bill's behaved.