Want some relief from the Monday-After-Thanksgiving blahs?
Here’s something that might give you a lift: Hillary Clinton’s ratings are now underwater.
Of course by “underwater”, we mean that the percentage of people who view her favorably is dwarfed by the percentage of people who view her unfavorably.
Simply put: more people don’t like her than like her.
That’s really good news as the public pile-on against the Democratic Party, thanks in no small part to ObamaCare, continues. She was widely perceived to be the frontrunner for the 2016 nomination, but if this political climate persists, she might conclude that running for President simply isn’t worth it.
Can anyone say President Christie? President Cruz? We knew you could!
During much of her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton enjoyed generally positive ratings, ratings that continued through much of the spring following her departure from Foggy Bottom: from January through April her net favorability numbers fell below +15 only three times.
But starting around mid-May of this year, the positive feelings began to recede and the secretary’s image has not recovered since, with nearly half of Americans (48%) now holding an unfavourable opinion of her, compared to 46% with a favourable one, for a net rating of -2.
And this is the part that we found pleasantly surprising:
The shift in May suggests that negative press surrounding the tragic September 11, 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, may have impacted views about Clinton and her tenure at the State Department.
Fellow Americans: you are paying attention, and you are beautiful.