Poll: Bill Clinton has no effect on Hillary's support
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A majority of the public says that despite his marriage to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLawmakers targeted as district politics shift Want a tremendous deal on infrastructure spending? Suspend Davis-Bacon Constitutional amendment could vastly improve campaign finance MORE, Bill ClintonBill ClintonPatagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order Robert Siegel leaving NPR's 'All Things Considered' Press: Hillary's doomed bid MORE has no effect on who they will support in 2016. 

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A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Saturday found that 58 percent said the former president has no effect on their support. Twelve percent said he makes them more likely to support Hillary Clinton, and 15 percent said less likely. 

The indifference is even stronger among Democrats. Seventy-three percent say Bill Clinton has no effect on their support. 

Bill Clinton, a legendary retail campaigner, has been ramping up his presence on the campaign trail recently. But Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFirst 100 days: A true reflection of Trump, poor reflection of America Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent Pelosi gives Trump an incomplete for first 100 days MORE and others have attacked him, tying his past sex scandals to his wife's campaign.

A majority of the public also said, though, that Clinton’s past sexual misconduct “made no difference” in the current race, according to the Reuters poll. 

The numbers were higher among Democrats, with 68 percent saying it made no difference. 

Among women, 56 percent said Bill Clinton’s past did not matter, and 21 percent said it would hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances. Four percent said it would help Hillary Clinton.