It’s the worst view Americans have had for the former secretary of state in a quarter-century of public service.08/31/2016 02:27 pm ET | Updated 3 hours ago
Matt Ferner National Reporter, The Huffington Post
While bombastic Republican nominee Donald Trump remains the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern U.S. history, Hillary Clinton is not faring much better ― a new poll found that she is currently the most disliked she has ever been in 25 years of public life.
Just 41 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic presidential nominee, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday. It also found that 56 percent have an unfavorable view of her, a record high for the poll.
That’s a sharp decline from three years ago when Americans had record favorable views of Clinton (67 percent) and near-record low unfavorable views (26 percent). It’s also a significant decline from just a month ago when Americans were more evenly split in their attitude on Clinton in the Post-ABC poll with 48 percent having a favorable view and 50 percent an unfavorable view.
The survey also found that Clinton’s favorability dropped significantly among groups of Americans who have been supportive of the candidate, including women, Hispanics and liberals.
The Post-ABC Wednesday poll findings align with another recent survey, from YouGov/Economist, which also found Clinton with a record high unfavorable rating (58 percent) and a declining favorable rating (41 percent).
HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates publicly available polling data, gives Clinton an average 41 percent favorable rating and a nearly 55 percent unfavorable rating.