Hillary Clinton Takes Big Hit In The Polls

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Casey Harper Contributor
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A new set of polls spell bad news for Democratic Presidential front runner Hillary Clinton.

A CNN ORC poll released Tuesday found that 50 percent of Americans view Hillary Clinton unfavorably, the worst the candidate has been viewed since March 2001. In a one on one match up with any top Republican contender, she’s closer than ever to losing.

Meanwhile, 57 percent of people don’t think Clinton is trustworthy, up from 49 percent in March, and only 47 percent believe she actually cares about them, down from 53 percent in July. On top of that, 50 percent say she doesn’t inspire confidence, up from 42 percent in March.

The loss of popularity comes mostly from Independents. A slew of scandals may have finally stuck to Clinton. Benghazi, her emails, Clinton foundation corruption and more have eroded the public’s trust.

In a separate Washington-Post ABC News poll released Tuesday, Clinton’s favorability was 45 percent, the lowest that poll has found since April 2008. That poll found that 41 percent of Americans say she is honest and trustworthy while 52 percent go the opposite way, a 22 point swing from the previous year.

Hillary still holds a dominant lead against those most likely to unseat her, namely Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, and Elizabeth Warren. The stagnant popularity, however, could impede her fundraising and bolster her challengers.

Hillary has had trouble pitching herself to rich liberals, many of whom are holding out with the hopes that a better candidate will get enough steam to pose a real threat to Clinton.

Recent reports revealed she had to recently open a women’s only fundraiser to men when ticket sales flopped.

Both polls found that no clear front runner has emerged on the Republican side.

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