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Poll: Majority of Americans don't want Chelsea Clinton to run for political office

Chelsea Clinton would not be a popular candidate for office, new poll finds. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

If Chelsea Clinton decided to run for political office, she likely wouldn't have much support.

According to a new survey from Morning Consult/Politico, only 27 percent of registered voters said they would like to see Clinton run for political office, while an overwhelming 48 percent said they wouldn't. The other quarter of respondents said they had no opinion or weren't sure.

When broken down among party lines, Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, couldn't even garner majority support from her own party. When asked, only 48 percent of Democrats said they would back a future political run by Clinton, while 74 percent of Republicans said they would oppose it.

Only 20 percent of independent voters said they would support Clinton, while 48 percent said they would oppose her.

Younger voters and women said they were more likely to support Clinton should she run for political office, while older voters and men said she should stay in the private sector.

The poll also found that Clinton's popularity is split, with a slight majority, 39 percent, saying they view her favorably, while 38 said they don't view her positively. Democrats were more likely than Republicans to have a favorable view of the younger Clinton.

Since her mother's loss in last year's presidential election to President Donald Trump, media outlets have given Clinton a lot of attention, with one magazine even putting Clinton on their cover. She continues to be asked about her political ambitions, and each time she denies that she wants to run for office, though she hasn't discounted the possibility in the future.

"I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank—Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency," Clinton told Variety in March. "I really find this all rather hysterical, because I’ve been asked this question a lot throughout my life, and the answer has never changed."

"I clearly do not support the president and certainly hope that he is defeated in the next election, but I don’t think I’m the best person for that job," she explained at the time.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll surveyed 1,998 registered voters from April 27-April 30. It has a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.

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