Hillary Clinton Less Popular Now Than Any Time Since 2008

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Apparently, Hillary Clinton is least popular among the American public when she runs for president.

In a poll from the Pew Research Center, Clinton’s “favorability” has plunged to 49 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008, when she mounted her unsuccessful run for the White House and her rating sat at 48 percent. 47 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. Between last August and the new poll, Clinton’s approval rating sagged equally among Democrats and Republicans: 86 percent of Democrats approved of her last August, compared to 77 percent now, and 27 percent of GOP voters approved of her then, as opposed to 17 percent currently.

Among Democrats, Clinton’s favorability rating was poorest with Millennials (ages 18-25) at 65 percent; 79 percent of Democrats ages 26-34 approve of her; 82 percent of Gen Xers, 76 percent of Boomers, and 79 percent of Silents approved.


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