Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (D-Nev.) said in an interview aired Wednesday that he believed former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump threatens to scrap 'horrible' South Korea trade deal New science-fiction book set in future where Clinton won Overnight Cybersecurity: Anticipation builds for Trump cyber order | House panel refers Clinton IT contractor for prosecution | Pentagon warned Flynn about foreign payments MORE could "handle things probably even better" than her husband, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonWhat to know about Trump's national monuments executive order Larry Summers: Mnuchin squandering his credibility with Trump tax proposal Patagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order MORE, if she’s elected to the White House.
"Hillary Clinton may have a bigger fan than Harry Reid; I just don’t know who it would be," Reid told PBS’s “NewsHour.” "I think that what she did as a senator, what she did as secretary of State will go down in history books as a remarkable, remarkable job that she did."
That statement caused anchor Judy Woodruff to ask if he was sure Clinton would do "even better."
"Oh, yeah," Reid responded.
Asked if he would like to see Clinton seek the Democratic nomination in 2016, Reid indicated that he did.
"I don’t know what more I can say than, to be a cheerleader for, than what I’ve already said in this interview," he said.
Clinton has not yet said whether she will run, but early polls show her as the clear favorite on the Democratic side.
According to a poll released by McClatchy-Marist on Wednesday, she is the choice of 63 percent of Democratic primary voters, versus 13 percent for Vice President Biden. No other candidate pulls more than 6 percent of primary voters.
This story was updated at 11:55 a.m.