August 20, 2015

New Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Unfavorables Continue To Spike


This morning, Quinnipiac released a new set of polls from the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The trend line of Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable numbers continues to inch higher.

In early February, before announcing her candidacy, Clinton was above water with voters in every state. Since February, revelations about foreign donors contributing to the Clinton Foundation and the ongoing scandal regarding Clinton’s private email server have embroiled Clinton’s campaign.

The primary casualty has been Clinton’s image among voters. In all three states, Clinton’s favorability numbers are nearly a complete reversal of her February numbers. For example, in Florida, voters had a 53-39 favorable view of Clinton. In this morning’s poll, those numbers have flipped to 38-55.

On the issue of trust, Clinton is faring even worse. In Florida by a 64-32 margin, voters say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. Similarly, those numbers are 60-34 in Ohio, and 63-32 in Pennsylvania. In each state, voters said “honesty is the top quality in a candidate.”

That doesn’t bode well for Clinton.