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POLL: Hillary Clinton’s Approval Rating at All-Time Low

Gallup reported the former secretary of state’s approval rating is lower than it was at the outset of the 2016 general election.

By NTK Staff | 12.20.2017 @10:00am
POLL: Hillary Clinton’s Approval Rating at All-Time Low

Conventional wisdom says a political candidate’s approval rating goes up when he or she is no longer battling for elected office, but a new poll from Gallup could be turning that logic on its head.

Hillary Clinton’s approval rating reached a new low, according to the long-time polling agency. In fact, Clinton’s approval rating is five points lower than it was even in June:

The poll showed 36% of respondents rated Clinton favorably compared to 61% who rated her unfavorably, which is a new high for that measure. Gallup said this beat out her previous low of 38% at the outset of the general election last year and in 1992 when she was not yet a household name.

Gallup’s poll marked a five-point drop in the former secretary of state’s favorability rating since June, when a poll of national adults showed 41% rated her favorably. Clinton’s favorable rating reached a high-point in Gallup polling late into her husband’s presidency and around her tenure as secretary of state.

Unlike most losing presidential contenders, Clinton has maintained a surprisingly public profile, often criticizing President Trump. Clinton also wrote a book, “What Happened,” in which she largely refused to take responsibility for her surprising loss to Trump.

While it’s impossible to know for sure, these and a host of other factors could be leading Americans to say they have an unfavorable view of Clinton. Regardless of the reason, a record number are saying they do, a full year after the 2016 election.

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