Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton still may be the favorite to win the presidency, but a record number of Americans dislike her.
According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, 56 percent of Americans now have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while only 41 percent have a favorable view of the former secretary of state.
“That’s the worst image Clinton has had in her quarter-century in national public life,” The Post said.
With the exception of her GOP rival, it said, she is “the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern American history.”
And Clinton’s favorability rating is trending downward, having dropped 7 percent in just over a month.
After the Democratic National Convention in late July, Americans were close to evenly split on Clinton, at 48 percent favorable and 50 percent unfavorable.
Still, Republican nominee Donald Trump’s image among Americans is worse.
Only 35 percent have a favorable view of the real estate mogul, while 63 percent are unfavorable.
But it’s the registered voters who count in an election, and the two candidates are almost evenly split among them.
Clinton stands at 38 percent favorable and 59 percent unfavorable among registered voters, compared with 37 percent and 60 percent for Trump.
The new polling numbers detail demographic drops as well for the Democratic nominee.
Among women, Clinton’s favorability numbers have fallen significantly since an early August poll, from 54 to 45 percent.
Among Hispanics, her favorability plunged from 71 to 55 percent.
And among liberals, the drop was from 76 to 63 percent.
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