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Hillary’s Favorability Ratings Decline Accelerating, Now Worse Than 2008

Hillary’s Favorability Ratings Decline Accelerating, Now Worse Than 2008

Downward spiral spinning out of control.

Hillary Clinton has a big problem. Although she’s still favored to win the Democratic nomination in 2016, her favorability ratings have sunk to levels unseen since 2008.

New York Times pollster Nate Cohn reported:

Signs of Hillary Clinton’s Troubles, in Charts

Hillary Rodham Clinton was inevitably going to lose some of her aura once she started campaigning. The high favorability ratings she earned as secretary of state simply weren’t sustainable.

But over the last two months, the steady and expected erosion of her ratings has surprisingly accelerated. Her ratings are now lower than they were in 2007 or 2008, or at any point in her political career.

Look at this devastating chart:

Was the gravity of the email scandal underestimated? All signs point to yes:

Mrs. Clinton’s decline now extends beyond what I, at least, would have expected. It is still not enough to call her advantage into question, but it suggests that many analysts might have underestimated the resonance of the controversy surrounding her private email account and server at the State Department. And it creates a real quandary for Mr. Biden.

For the first time in Mrs. Clinton’s two decades in national politics, more Americans see her unfavorably than favorably. Her net-favorability rating — now a dismal minus-10 or perhaps worse — is at least 15 points worse than it was at this time in 2008.

She hasn’t lost ground only among Republicans or Republican-leaning independents, but also among Democratic voters.

This chart compares Democratic primary surveys from 2008 and 2016:

(Screen capture from the New York Times.)

Chart Hillary Clinton 08 vs 16

At the same time, Biden is signaling that he won’t run and Sanders is surging with the party base.

Cohn concludes:

Mrs. Clinton’s poll numbers — both in the Democratic primary or among all Americans — can’t afford to fall too much further before party leaders would justifiably begin to reassess her candidacy.

If all of this isn’t enough, there’s more bad news.

Gabby Morrongiello of the Washington Examiner reports that Clinton is losing support from the left’s sweetest plum:

Hillary’s support plummets among college students

Hillary Clinton’s popularity among the coveted college demographic is slipping away quickly, according to a poll released Tuesday afternoon by the California-based online textbook company Chegg.

In the nationwide survey of college students enrolled at two or four-year universities, just 18 percent selected the former secretary of state as the Democratic candidate who holds their support. When the survey was first commissioned in mid-June, Clinton led Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden by nearly 20 points each, with 40 percent support.

While Clinton, the long-presumed Democratic nominee, has fallen 22 points in less than three months, the percentage of college students backing Sanders as their Democratic candidate of choice has climbed nearly 34 percent, putting the self-described socialist at 59 percent support among the undergraduate respondents.

As the progressive kids say these days… That’s problematic.

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She is a woman. In every other area of qualification for President, she is either lacking in relevant experience, or her experience has proved her incompetence. She enjoyed significant coattails from her rascal husband’s popularity, but that won’t help her much in a campaign for president. Worse yet, if you move past qualifications to traits, she is known for dishonesty, unscrupulousness, ruthlessness, and a certain lack of ideological commitment. Why would anyone, anywhere, ever want her to be President unless they were getting paid? Increasingly, those who support Clinton are those who are being, or expect to be, paid for that support. You cannot win like that.

    Ragspierre in reply to Immolate. | September 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

    “…her experience has proved her incompetence.”

    Oh, I’d go you one better. She’s proven her malfeasance, her hatred for America and its values, and her willingness to subjugate all other interests in pursuit of her own.

    She is an enemy of the U.S. and its values and allies.

People want a President that is trustworthy. Hillary has acted like a lying, sneak with something to hide. In a word, UNtrustworthy.

This e-mail scandal is really a fundamental test of character, and Hillary Clinton has already failed that test. That is why her poll numbers are hemorrhaging like a punctured artery. Once trust is gone, it is really hard to get it back.

Where to begin? The screeching voice like nails on a chalkboard? The breathless ambition? The hypocrisy? The lying? Benghazi? E-mails? Championing women’s rights except those of Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey and Monica Lewinsky? “F-ing Jew [email protected]!”Selling influence through her “foundation”? The fake black accent? Pretending to be hip on Ellen? The list goes on . . . .

“The high favorability ratings she earned as secretary of state simply weren’t sustainable.”

She seemed (to most people) to be decent at the time, but it has come out since then that she did a really crappy job and only seemed decent because of the then-successful cover-ups. Thus, unsustainable favorability.

“Hillary Clinton’s popularity among the coveted college demographic is slipping away quickly, according to a poll released Tuesday afternoon by the California-based online textbook company Chegg.
[…]
While Clinton, the long-presumed Democratic nominee, has fallen 22 points in less than three months, the percentage of college students backing Sanders as their Democratic candidate of choice has climbed nearly 34 percent, putting the self-described socialist at 59 percent support among the undergraduate respondents.”

No surprise there. American Academia has long been taken over by socialists. Hillary! was leading through name recognition, not through policy. Now that Hillary!’s name is mud and Sanders’ has greater recognition, students are choosing based on policy.

There was no way in Hell Hillary! was going to hang on to this demographic once Sanders threw his hat in the ring.

She’s like a turd circling the drain. Let’s hope it doesn’t clog. Hopefully we can move the vile Clinton gang out of the public eye once and for all, where Hillary can drink herself into oblivion, Bill can chew blue pills and play with his cigars, and Chelsea can gnaw on her silver spoon. Whatever, as long as they STFU. We’re way past tired of their lies and thievery.

Conservative Beaner | September 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

This is the Clinton Maru. I have struck a truth mine, favorability ratings fading fast. Main stream media can you help me?

“…have underestimated the resonance of the controversy surrounding her private email account and server”

It wasn’t so much the email scandal as her typical response to it – reminded voters they didn’t want another 8 years of a Clinton playing “definition of *is*..” every time a scandal broke.

Like the favored son who gets disowned for a DUI. Its not the DUI that did him in, its the 14 DUIs before that.

    Paul in reply to Fen. | September 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    All true, but there are also the underlying scandals that she’s trying to hide. You know…. hundreds of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments with business before her as SoS into her ‘charitable foundation’ which spends less than 20% of it’s revenue on actual ‘charity.’ Then there is the complete implosion of the middle east under her watch, including the murder of four Americans in Benghazi which she lied about from the get-go. The litany of fuck-ups and lies is a mile long with this scumbag. This is one disgusting, vile, lying whore who belongs in prison, not in the White House.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Why is she wearing a dress with leaches crawling all over it?

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