Hillary’s Unfavorable Numbers Rise in More Polls

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Associated Press

Two new polls have found that Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable score has increased since March, as nearly half of Americans now view her negatively, according to polls conducted by Gallup and Fox News.

A Gallup poll found that Clinton’s unfavorable rating is now up to 46%, up from 39% in March’s Gallup poll, as she has been dogged by questions regarding her private email scandal, shady foreign donations to her family’s Clinton Foundation, and the numerous revelations in Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

While “nearly nine in 10 Republicans now view her unfavorably, up from 75% in March,” her unfavorable rating even increased three percentage points among independents and Democrats as well in the Gallup poll.

A Fox News poll found that Clinton’s favorability rating is down nine percentage points since last year and two percentage points since March. Currently, 45 percent have a favorable view of Clinton, “down from 47 percent in late March and 54 percent last summer (June 1-3, 2014).” Her “negative rating stands at 49 percent, up from 43 percent last June.” The Fox News poll found that the “downward shift in Clinton’s favorability over the last year comes from a decline in positive views among both independents (-11 points) and Republicans (-15 points).”

Bill Clinton’s favorable score declined as well as 59% of Americans now view him favorably compared to 64% in June of last year, according to the Gallup survey, which was conducted May 6-10 and has a margin of error of +/- four percentage points.

The polls reinforce the numerous national and state polls conducted in recent weeks in which majorities of Americans did not view Hillary Clinton as “honest and trustworthy.”