Poll: Hillary Clinton Unfavorable Numbers Climb To 14-Year High

| by Sean Kelly
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According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are at their highest in 14 years.

The poll showed that just 46 percent of those surveyed viewed Clinton favorably, while 50 percent had an unfavorable opinion of her. While Clinton is still a front-runner amongst Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, the numbers are a significant drop from the April survey that had the former Secretary of State holding a 53 percent favorable rating.

According to Politico, “the public has not viewed Clinton this unfavorably since March 2001, when the former first lady was in her third month as a New York senator.” At that time, 44 percent viewed her favorably while 53 voted unfavorable.

The poll also asked participants whether they thought Clinton “inspires confidence” as a presidential candidate, to which 49 percent voted yes and 50 percent voted no. Additionally, 57 percent of those polled said they did not think that Clinton was “honest and trustworthy.”

Despite the decline in ratings, Clinton still remains a prominent force in the overall presidential race, as there still doesn’t appear to be a clear front-runner amongst the crowded, and growing, group of GOP candidates.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida emerged on top in the latest CNN/ORC poll determining potential leaders amongst GOP candidates, though he only pulled in 14 percent of the vote.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ranked just behind at 13 percent, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker both followed at 10 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Dr. Ben Carson all polled single-digit percentages.

Seventy-seven percent of Republicans, however, saw Rubio as representing the future of the country.

Sources: CNN, Politico

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