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Hillary Clinton’s favourability rating hits new low: Poll

IANS | Washington |

More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s favourability rating has dropped to a new low, according to a Gallup poll.

The poll released on Tuesday showed 36 per cent of respondents rated Clinton favourably compared to 61 per cent who rated her unfavourably, which is a new high for that measure, reports CNN.

Gallup said this beat out her previous low of 38 per cent at the outset of the election last year and in 1992 when she was not yet a household name.

Gallup’s poll marked a five-point drop in the former Secretary of State’s favourability rating since June, when a poll of national adults showed 41 per cent rated her favourably.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s approval rating just entered a league of its own

The Gallup poll comes as Trump continues to receive low marks in public opinion surveys compared to his modern predecessors at this point in their presidencies. A CNN poll released on Tuesday placed Trump’s approval rating at 35 per cent, the worst rating the President has received in its polling.

Almost a full year into Trump’s presidency, Gallup found his favourability rating was higher than his former Democratic opponent, with 41 per cent of respondents in a December poll rating Trump favourably compared to his 56 per cent seeing him unfavourably.

Gallup’s polling results were based on interviews with 1,049 adults from December 4 to 11.