• Hillary Clinton’s Favorability: How Low Can She Go?

    Clinton is embroiled in a controversy over a personal email server she used while secretary of State. The FBI has launched an investigation into whether Clinton transmitted classified documents over the server, which many perceive to be a threat to national security.

    A recent review of thousands of Clinton’s emails found several with sections blacked out by State Department officials, which means they contain information that would be considered classified today.

    The scandal is causing her favorability numbers to dip and is dogging her campaign. She has the lowest favorability rating in her 23 year in the public eye according to a new Gallup survey.

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    Hillary Clinton has the lowest favorability rating she has ever had since she stepped onto the national stage in 1992, according to Gallup’s most recent survey.

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    Gallup found 41 percent of respondents have a favorable view of Hillary versus 51 percent who have an unfavorable view. The only time Hillary’s favorability has been this low in Gallup’s poll is back in 1992 when she first came on the scene. But as Gallup notes, those early favorability ratings “were mostly a product of the public’s lack of familiarity with her, rather than any kind of broad unpopularity.” In other words, since people got to know her she has never polled as badly as she is right now.

    Clinton’s peak favorability was 67 percent in 1998. That was when the public learned her husband had cheated on her in the White House with a young intern. Hillary’s favorability soared once again during her tenure as Secretary of State. During this period her favorability remained above 60%, and in 2011 and 2012 it remained at a constant high of 66 percent.

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    Other polls have shown Clinton’s favorability in free-fall since March when word of her private email server first became national news. Polls asking about her honestly and trustworthiness have also shown a substantial decline in the wake of questions about her email and her family’s charitable foundation.

    There is some good news for Hillary in the latest Gallup poll. While a majority of Americans see her unfavorably (51 percent), the views of Democrats have remained steady. Among Democrats, Hillary was at 74 percent favorability in mid-July and remains at exactly 74 percent through September 1st. Most importantly, that’s still 28% better than her nearest competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is at 46 percent in the latest survey.

     


    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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