Hillary More Unpopular Than Trump

Clinton’s approval numbers are falling as much as she did on the campaign trail.

President Trump may have historically low poll numbers at this point in his administration, but Hillary Clinton is even less popular.

According to Bloomberg, 2016’s biggest loser continues to lose:

Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans in the latest Bloomberg National Poll, two points lower than the president. It’s the second-lowest score for Clinton since the poll started tracking her in September 2009.

The former secretary of state has always been a polarizing figure, but this survey shows she’s even lost popularity among those who voted for her in November.

More than a fifth of Clinton voters say they have an unfavorable view of her. By comparison, just 8 percent of likely Clinton voters felt that way in the final Bloomberg poll before the election, and just 6 percent of Trump’s voters now say they view him unfavorably.

Many of the Clinton voters polled told Bloomberg they would’ve much rather had Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee and felt like voting for Clinton was a lesser-of-the-two-evils-type of vote. Bloomberg published the following quotes:

“She did not feel authentic or genuine to me,” said Chris Leininger, 29, an insurance agent from Fountain Valley, California. “She was hard to like. But I don’t blame her for Trump. There were a lot of factors that fed into Trump becoming a president and she was just one of them.”

“I felt like there was a smugness and that she was just a politician who was called a Democrat, but could have been a Republican,” said poll participant Robert Taylor, 46, a second-grade teacher from suburban Chicago who voted for Clinton, but would have preferred Sanders as the Democratic nominee. “I could vote for a competent leader or I could vote for a jackass. I think my negativity about her would be there whether Trump was elected or not.”

Also according to Bloomberg, Barack Obama is still killing it: “viewed favorably by 61 percent, up 5 points since December and at the highest level since the poll began tracking him in September 2009.”

Who, exactly, are they polling and when was the last time you were contacted for an approval poll? Anyone? Bueller?

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