Hillary Clinton’s Post-Election Favorability Numbers Sink
BY KIMBERLY J SMITH
ON JUNE 27, 2017 AT 7:54AM
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is on a streak — a losing streak, that is.
According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are no more likely to view Clinton favorably than they were before the November election.
The latest poll, conducted June 7-11, found that a 57 percent of Americans continue to view Clinton unfavorably.
If this is not humiliating enough, the poll found that Clinton also broke a long-standing trend with these post-election numbers.
Most presidential candidates generally have seen their favorability improve in the months following an election, but Clinton cannot make that claim. In fact, she is as unpopular as she has ever been.
The poll revealed that in September last year Clinton’s favorable rating hit an all-time low at 38 percent.
If you’ll recall, that was at the height of her private email server scandal, after former FBI Director James Comey declared that while Clinton and her aides had handled classified information carelessly, the agency would not recommend criminal charges against her.
Comey might not have been able to recommend charges against the former secretary of state, but he didn’t need to. The American public understood completely that Clinton not only handled sensitive information recklessly, but had also put the lives of Americans in danger with her carelessness on more than one occasion.
The Clinton campaign has blamed her embarrassing loss on Comey, women voters, poor voter turnout and even her own staff.
But none of that is the case.