New Poll Shows Clinton Disliked by Record Number of Americans
A little more than two months before the election and both our major party presidential candidates are wildly unpopular. The latest poll from Washington Post-ABC News shows that not only are they viewed equally poorly by voters, but a record number of voters dislike Hillary Clinton.
More than half of Americans, 56%, hold an unfavorable opinion of Clinton.
That's the worst image Clinton has had in her quarter-century in national public life. Her previous low favorable rating this year was in July, when it was 42 percent, lower than any mark in historical Post-ABC polls except a few points in the 1990s when a large share of the public had no opinion of her. Her previous high for unfavorable views was in June, when 55 percent disliked Clinton.
Trump is in worse shape, with almost two-thirds (66%) of Americans holding an unfavorable impression of him.
But the good news for Trump is that when we look at registered voters, the unfavorable ratings are virtually equivalent and in the election calculus, voters matter and non-voters don't.
The WaPo admits, "If it weren't for Trump, in fact, Clinton would be the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern American history."
And it gets worse for Hillary.