Hillary Clinton’s favorability has hit a new law, a Gallup poll revealed on Tuesday.
The former Democratic presidential nominee’s rating is the lowest ever recorded by Gallup, with only 36 per cent of respondents saying they viewed her favorably.
Her unfavorability rating has also hit a new high, with 61 per cent of respondents viewing her unfavorably.
Gallup said that she beat previous low of favorability, which was at 38 per cent at the outset of the general election last year and in 1992, during Bill Clinton’s presidential election.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s rating is the lowest ever recorded by Gallup, with only 36 per cent of respondents saying they viewed her favorably
Her favorability has dropped five percentage points since June, when a poll of national adults showed 41 per cent rated her favorability.
The results are based on a Gallup poll results from December 4 to 11 based on interviews with 1,049 adults.
Clinton’s favorability rating has varied over the last 25 years, with her highest favorability rating being 67 per cent in December 1998.
The rating came after the House of Representatives voted to impeach her husband, then-President Bill Clinton.
Since losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, her favorable ratings have not improved. And in recent months, the rating has dropped significantly.
Meanwhile, Trump’s favorability rating sits at 41 per cent.
After losing the White House last year, the Democratic Party found itself powerless in Washington.
Some in the party faulted their presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, for her lack of outreach to minority voters in key states. Others blamed her inability to connect with working class white voters who were once Democratic.
Since losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, her favorable ratings have not improved. And in recent months, the rating has dropped significantly. Meanwhile, Trump’s favorability rating sits at 41 per cent
Clinton has continued to promote her election memior, What Happened, over the last several months.
Just last week she spoke at a Girls Build Leadership Summit in Los Angeles.
The event focused on activism and leadership, but harassment and assault against women in the workplace loomed large.
Clinton didn’t directly address sexual misconduct but told the girls that she’s experienced unfair treatment.
She wanted to be an astronaut when she was young but got a letter from NASA saying it wasn’t possible. The former Democratic presidential candidate said there were schools she couldn’t apply to and scholarships she wasn’t eligible for as a woman.
That shows how important it is to elect more women to political office and have more of them in boardrooms, Clinton said.
‘I hope that every remaining barrier, every legal or attitudinal barrier that still exists that tells a young girl, “you can’t do that because you’re a girl”, or makes a girl think that – we tear down once and for all,’ the former senator and secretary of state said to thunderous applause.