Hillary More Unpopular Than Ever...Especially With Women

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 31, 2016 11:00 AM
Hillary More Unpopular Than Ever...Especially With Women
Hillary Clinton has made history. No, I don't mean her "breaking the glass ceiling" by becoming the first woman ever to gain a major political party's nomination. In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, the Democratic nominee seemingly earned her worst unfavorable rating since stepping into the political spotlight.

How bad is it? Clinton received a 56 percent unfavorable mark. Perhaps most harmful to her 2016 campaign is her depleted support from women:

Notably, Clinton’s popularity among women has flipped from 54-43 percent favorable-unfavorable last month (+11 points favorable), to 45-52 percent now (+7 unfavorable); it’s the first time in a year that most women have viewed her unfavorably.

In other words, her post-DNC bounce is all but erased as voters indicate that breaking the gender barrier is not as important as fixing the country's problems.

Clinton's opponent, though, has just as steep a hill to climb in the popularity contest. The ABC polls gives Donald Trump a staggering 63 percent unfavorable rating. In the 30 years that ABC has done the survey, Trump and Clinton are by far the most unpopular candidates.