The 2016 Democratic standard bearer is still more unpopular than one of the most unpopular presidents in recent history…
While much attention has been focused in recent days on President Trump’s low approval ratings, there’s at least one national figure who’s still doing worse: Hillary Clinton.
A new Bloomberg poll found Trump had an approval rating of 41 percent, the former secretary of state scored a dismal 39 percent.
Perhaps most surprisingly, Clinton’s numbers are going down because people who voted for her now view her unfavorably:
The former secretary of state has always been a polarizing figure, but this survey shows she’s even lost popularity among those who voted for her in November.
More than a fifth of Clinton voters say they have an unfavorable view of her. By comparison, just 8 percent of likely Clinton voters felt that way in the final Bloomberg poll before the election, and just 6 percent of Trump’s voters now say they view him unfavorably.
“There’s growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. “It’s not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good.”
The reason for these voters’ dislike of Clinton is the same old story: she was inauthentic and unlikable:
“She did not feel authentic or genuine to me,” said Chris Leininger, 29, an insurance agent from Fountain Valley, California. “She was hard to like.”
Leininger, an independent voter who leans Democratic, said she found Sanders much more likable and with a better story to tell voters.
One voter cited Clinton’s smugness for his negative opinion of Clinton, while another said he’d rather stay home than have a beer with Clinton or Trump. “Even if I was thirsty,” he added.
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