Gallup Concludes Hillary's Era of High Favorability Ending as Poll Numbers Plummet

As she launches her book tour to rebrand her image, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is becoming less liked by Americans.

According to a Gallup survey, only 54 percent of Americans now view Clinton favorably, which is her lowest rating since 2008. She had a 59 percent favorability rating before her book tour. 

Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential contender, is less liked when she enters the political arena, and her book tour is being run like a campaign. Clinton has already made plenty of blunders during her book launch, like claiming that she was "dead broke" after she and her husband left the White House, even though they bought two lavish homes in Washington, D.C. and New York. 

Gallup also found that her favorability ratings plummeted with Republicans and Independents after four Americans were murdered in Benghazi while she was secretary of state.

"Hillary Clinton's era of higher favorability appears to be ending even before she announces whether she will run for president," Gallup concludes. "Americans typically rate non-political figures higher than political ones on this measure, and her favorable ratings before, during, and after being secretary of state are consistent with that phenomenon."

Gallup conducted the poll June 5-8, 2014, and the margin of error is +/- four percentage points.


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