Opinion / Politics

Big Trouble for Hillary?

jedediah speaks on Hillary ClintonHow worried do you think Democrats are about Hillary’s favorability numbers? The Hill reports:

Clinton is now viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of the electorate, according to the HuffPost Pollster average, which tracks findings from 42 different polling outfits. Only 40.2 percent of people view her favorably, according to that average.

An Associated Press/GfK poll released last week also found 55 percent giving Clinton an unfavorable rating. In the most recent Gallup poll, released late last month, her unfavorable number was 53 percent versus only 42 percent who saw her favorably.

Even Democrats acknowledge those findings are a problem.

So why does she still have a shot? Easy answer:

The saving grace for Clinton is the messy Republican primary, where the two leading vote-getters are politicians who fare even worse in the favorability index.

Donald Trump was viewed unfavorably by a full 65 percent in the most recent Gallup poll and favorably by only 29 percent, a net rating of minus 36 points. Cruz fared better than Trump but still worse than Clinton, at net minus 16 points, 32 percent favorable to 48 percent unfavorable.

Translation: It’s a mess all around.

Predictions?

Jedediah Bila is a television host and commentator, author, and columnist. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.


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