03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Surprised More Republicans Aren't 'Afraid' Of Her

The good news, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told USA TODAY's Susan Page this afternoon, is that only 62% of Republicans say they would be "afraid" if she won the White House.

"I'm surprised that the number is not higher," Clinton said Thursday when told that a Gallup Poll found six in 10 Republicans said her election would leave them "afraid." (Another 29% in the Dec. 10-13 survey said they would be "disappointed," 6% "pleased" and 1% "excited.")

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