How Hillary Can Shave Those Negatives

Political consultants predict candidate can overcome poor ratings
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2007 5:28 PM CDT

After Karl Rove’s parting shot at Hillary Clinton’s negative ratings, political consultants weigh in on the hurdle—and conclude that her highest-ever figures aren't fatal. One consultant tells the New Republic the numbers aren’t locked in, and voters who once disliked the First Lady don’t yet know the presidential front-runner.

Another analysts offers the adage, “Not everyone is going to love you”; as long as Clinton can pick off and persuade some fence-sitters, he predicts, her platform will take her home. A third strategist says recovering from negative numbers is purely a resources game. And no one can doubt that Hillary’s got the bucks to re-tell her story. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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