The headline “Hillary’s Approval Ratings are at an All-Time Low” is like a “Now Hiring” sign that hangs outside a restaurant year-round, drooping lower, getting saggier and more wind-burnt: You can always count on it being there, more severe by the minute.
A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News reveals that, once again, Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings are the lowest they’ve ever been. It’s almost as if she’s an unlikeable figure.
The poll surveyed 900 Adults, between April 8 and April 11, 2018. A lackluster 27 percent answered that they had “very positive” or “somewhat positive” feelings about Clinton. In August of 2017, she was at 30 percent. President Trump has 35 percent.
Her unfavourability rating is stable at 52 percent, compared to 54 percent in November 2016.
Her polarizing rhetoric isn’t doing her any favors.
In 2013, she was ranked as the most popular politician in the United States by Quinnipiac University, outshining Barack Obama. A year later, she was rated the most admired first lady in the last 23 years.
She launched a political action organization, Onward Together, in May 2017 in an effort "to advance the vision that won nearly 66 million votes" of a "fairer, more inclusive, big-hearted America.” It’s almost like her polarizing rhetoric isn’t doing her any favors, but she doesn’t even realize it.
Don’t tell her, though. We don’t want her writing another book detailing what went wrong.