More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, it seems Hillary Clinton is still losing.
The failed Democratic candidate continues to plummet in popularity according to a new poll released this week showing just over a quarter of Americans viewing her favorably.
And while liberals may gloat over President Trump’s 35 percent popularity in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, he is far ahead of his former opponent whose popularity registered at only 27 percent. Even worse, this is a new low for Clinton who dropped in popularity from 30 percent in August 2017.
“Right before the election, the share of people who viewed Hillary Clinton unfavorably was 10 points larger than those with a favorable view of her, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll — a bigger gap than any other recent losing presidential candidate. Our latest poll is a reminder of just how unusual a figure Mrs. Clinton is in terms of her unpopularity.,” a Wall Street Journal analysis of the poll noted.
Clinton’s lower positive rating compared to Trump’s – with her levels of unpopularity at 52 and the president’s at 53 percent – indicates that her favorability gap is wider.
The former secretary of state has stayed in the spotlight much to the exasperation of many in her party who have effectively burned out on her. With her post-election blame tour promoting her memoir, “What Happened,” Clinton has made many appearances and has continued to impede Democrats who just want to move ahead and focus on rebuilding their party.
But the scandals that plagued her campaign remain in the headlines and, coupled with her finger-pointing at everyone from Trump to former FBI chief James Comey and members of her own party, Clinton is the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans. At times, she appears to behave as if the election campaign is still going, even claiming that Fox News is “always trying to impeach me.”
GOP strategist Liz Mair noted that the recent poll proves again why Clinton is actually an asset to the GOP.
Here’s why people are still talking about Hillary Clinton, despite her losing in 2016. She’s incredibly unpopular, and that makes her worth keeping in conversation for Rs. pic.twitter.com/JYWkOpPt8U
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) April 17, 2018
With her sinking poll numbers, Clinton may realize that her political office-holding days are over, at least for now. But given her delusion about her 2016 loss, perhaps she sees that third time’s a charm as she looks ahead to 2020.
Republicans can only hope.