• Pew Poll: Hillary’s ‘Favorability’ TANKING, Now at 7 Year Low

    As the Clinton Cash scandal deepens and her email dump continues to dog her campaign, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval rating is dwindling, sending her “favorability” rating to a seven-year low.

    Clinton’s favorability rating among likely voters is as low as it’s been at any time since her unsuccessful run for the White House, when she was being pushed out of the presidential race by then Sen. Barack Obama, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center.

    The former secretary of state’s “favorability” based on a Pew poll plunged to 49 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008, when her rating sat at 48 percent.

    Forty-seven percent of respondents had an “unfavorable” opinion of her in the new poll.

    Clinton polled at a 66 percent favorability rating in November 2009 when she was secretary of state, but her approval rating has dropped steadily ever since.

    Her detractors drag her favorability numbers down significantly, but Clinton’s approval has sagged among both Democrats and Republicans between last August and recent weeks.

    “The decline in Clinton’s favorability since August has come about equally among Democrats and Democratic leaners (from 86% then to 77% today) and Republicans and Republican leaners (from 27% to 17%),” Pew observes.

    The Democratic Party’s youngest voter demographic is the least impressed by Clinton. Only 65 percent of millennial (the 18-25 age group) Democrats said they favor Clinton, compared with “82% of Gen Xers,” according to Pew.


    Pew’s report provided a graph of her favorability ratings dating back to when she was the first lady of Arkansas and before her husband Bill Clinton was elected president.

    The complete poll also covers the Republican presidential field.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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