Politics

Poll: Majority Of Voters Question Clinton's Honesty And Trustworthiness

| by Sean Kelly

According to a new poll, 6 in 10 Americans believe that Hillary Clinton lacks honesty and trustworthiness.

The Quinnipiac poll, released Thursday, found that 61 percent of voters feel Clinton has neither attribute — her lowest score since April, The Hill reports. Thirty-four percent of voters said they see Clinton as both honest and trustworthy.

The former Secretary of State has been heavily scrutinized amid the ongoing investigation into her use of a personal email account to conduct government business.

“What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?” the poll asked.

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The most popular answers included the words “liar,” “dishonest” and “untrustworthy.” Other words used to describe the Democratic presidential frontrunner included “crook,” “criminal” and “deceitful.”

Positive words were used by some, however, including “experience” and “strong.”

Despite the low numbers, the poll also found that Clinton still polls ahead of her Republican competition among all voters — notably beating GOP frontrunner Donald Trump 45 percent to 41 percent.

The poll's sampling consisted of 1,563 registered voters. They were contacted via landline and cell phones between Aug. 20 and Aug. 25. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Sources: The Hill, Mediaite

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