[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hillary Clinton is the Democratic frontrunner (for now). However, as the novelty of her long-anticipated presidential run wears off, more and more Americans are waking to the sobering realization that she is not only inherently unlikeable, but untrustworthy as well.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]According to a CNN/ORC poll, a whopping 50% of those polled view Hillary unfavorably- a 6% jump from March.
In March, 53% found her favorable. Now, that number rests at 46%. 61% responded favorably to Hillary in May of 2013.
What remains the most telling in this poll, however, is that an astounding 57% find her untrustworthy- up from 49% in March- a sure sign that her continued evasiveness and “Who? Me?” denials that sound reminiscent of her husband’s denials are having an effect on her credibility.
50% feel that the former Secretary of State does not inspire confidence- up from 42% in March of 2014. This, too, is hardly surprising as Hillary’s dodges on tough questions concerning her selling of influence have been murky and conspicuous.
Further, her only real “achievement” on her resume appears to be that she was a jet-setting Secretary of State who allowed our consulate to be attacked in Benghazi, Libya, and then spent infinitely more time dodging accountability than actually attending to the devolving situations in the Middle East. It’s amazing that the number of those who don’t trust her abilities are not significantly higher. However, in these days of deep partisan divide, there will always remain a segment who will side with the party’s frontrunner no matter what.
Hillary’s troubles cannot be tied to a single poll, however. A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows similar concerns about Hillary’s apparent low character and inability to lead. 45% view her favorably while 49% view her unfavorably.
ABC’s Gary Langer notes,
“Perhaps most alarmingly for her campaign, the number who see Clinton as honest and trustworthy has dropped from 53 percent a year ago, then 46 percent two months ago, to 41 percent now. Fifty-two percent now don’t see her as honest and trustworthy, the most, again, since April 2008.”
The novelty of a Clinton run is already wearing thin and though there is much time before the election, it’s clear that Hillary’s popularity is trending downward.
Is it time for the DNC to pull-up from this nosedive and bring in their alternate, Elizabeth Warren?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]