Bloated Gasbag’s Popularity Plummets

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:16 am

After this disastrous week expect her numbers to crater even further.

Fifty-two percent of Americans view Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton favorably, down from 56 percent in March and 70 percent in December 2012, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.

Hillary Clinton’s popularity continues to slide as she takes on a more political posture and Republicans raise questions about the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya on her watch.

Fifty-two percent of Americans view the former secretary of state favorably, down from 56 percent in March and 70 percent in December 2012, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.

The decline means Clinton wouldn’t enter a possible 2016 race as a prohibitive favorite over key Republican rivals. While she still bests them in head-to-head matchups, she doesn’t have majority support against any of them.

Among likely 2016 voters, Clinton beats New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 45 percent to 38 percent, the poll shows. When matched against Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Clinton pulls 47 percent support compared with 38 percent for each of her opponents. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida registers only slightly weaker, drawing 36 percent backing to Clinton’s 47 percent.

In the March Bloomberg poll, Clinton was ahead of Christie among likely voters by 52 percent to 39 percent.

“Hillary Clinton may be suffering from contagion from President Barack Obama’s sinking scores. She is down across the board, even with groups that have been her most ardent supporters,” said J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the poll. Obama’s favorability rating fell to 44 percent, the lowest mark of his presidency in the Bloomberg poll.

Clinton has suffered a rocky start to the rollout of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.” She was criticized after one interview for a comment about her family’s financial struggles after her husband left the White House in 2001.

The good news, Selzer said, is the decreased favorability “doesn’t appear to affect her electability — for now.”

Give it time. Considering even the hard left is questioning her credibility it appears her 22-year public honeymoon has ended.



5 Responses to “Bloated Gasbag’s Popularity Plummets”

  1. Dubya Bee on 13/13/14 at 10:55 am

    I think you’re above using photoshopped pics of public figure’s faces. She’s unlikeable enough. Just be straight about it. Being mean taints you.

  2. The Blue Meanie on 13/13/14 at 12:54 pm

    If it didn’t happen in 2008 for commissarka shillary then it never will. It all comes down to who looks good on the teevee and she is edging closer to Bob Dole territory in age and looks.

  3. Warmongerel on 14/14/14 at 10:07 am

    This ha been the story of her political life.

    If you remember, back in the 90’s she’d come out with something stupid (as always), her poll numbers would plummet, then she’d disappear for months and her poll numbers would creep back up – until she’d open her mouth again and the cycle would repeat.

    She kept a low profile after leaving the Secretary of State job and her numbers went up. Now that she’s in the spotlight again, people are remembering why they don’t like her.

    Apparently a lot of people like the *idea* of Hillary. But, when faced with the actual creature, they remember what a horrible person she is.