Sarah Jean Seman

Even as Hillary Clinton attempts to publicize her new book "Hard Choices," public impression of the former First Lady is fading. According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, Clinton's popularity dropped to its lowest since August 2008.

The poll found that 54 percent of Americans view her favorably, down from 59 percent in February:


The dramatic plummet between 2007 and 2008 marks Clinton's concession to Barrack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee. Clinton stayed in the public eye after the loss and accepted the position of U.S. Secretary of State in November 2008. During that time, her ratings consistently stayed above 60 percent. As Gallup noted:

Hillary Clinton's era of higher favorability appears to be ending even before she announces whether she will run for president. Americans typically rate non-political figures higher than political ones on this measure, and her favorable ratings before, during, and after being secretary of state are consistent with that phenomenon.

So what gives? Perhaps it is Clinton's apparent flip-flopping on issues such as gay unions, her preposterous post-White House bank account lie, or the unraveling story of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, which occurred under her watch.


Sarah Jean Seman

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