The PJ Tatler

Dowager Empress of Chappaqua's Doomed Campaign On Last Legs

Hillary! is apparently attempting to become the first president of the United States to be cordially loathed by a plurality of voters even before she takes office:

In a new Wall Street Journal poll released Monday evening, the number of Americans who say they have a very positive opinion of Hillary Clinton hit its lowest point in the years since she was first lady. Meanwhile, the number of Americans who say they have a very negative opinion of her hit its highest point. Just 14 percent of those surveyed told Journal pollsters they had a very positive opinion of Clinton — a dramatic drop from the 34 percent who felt that way in January 2013, as she was finishing her service as secretary of state. On the other side, 34 percent of those in the new survey said they have a very negative opinion of Clinton — a dramatic increase from the nine percent who felt that way in May 2011.

Honestly, any Democrat who still thinks this woman is electable needs her head examined. What you see with the Clintons is always what you get: endless scandals, drama, denials, charges, plea bargains. It’s almost like the Democrats were a criminal organization masquerading as a political party or something. As Big Jule says in Guys and Dolls: “Well, I used to be bad when I was a kid, but ever since then I’ve gone straight, as has been proved by my record: Thirty-three arrests and no convictions!” Meanwhile:

In hypothetical head-to-head matchups, the new Journal poll shows Clinton losing (by a single point) to both Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, Republican candidates whose chances, not too long ago, would never have been mentioned in the same breath as Clinton’s.

The numbers are another indication of the dramatic change in Americans’ thinking about Clinton, as she moved from the relatively non-partisan position of secretary of state to the hyper-partisan role of presidential candidate. And as the public’s opinion of her goes down, her lead in the Democratic primary race shrinks.

The more you see of her, the worse she looks.