New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters, March 10, 2015.  Seth Wenig—AP

Poll Shows Support for Hillary Clinton in Decline

Apr 02, 2015

A new poll shows a sharp drop in Hillary Clinton's popularity over the past year, down to its lowest level since Barack Obama beat her for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, conducted by Langer Research Associates, shows Clinton's popularity down to 49 percent, from it's all-time high 67 percent two years ago. This marks an almost even split between respondents who viewed her favorably and the 46 percent who said they viewed her unfavorably.

Despite Clinton's slip, the presumptive Democratic nominee still surpasses her potential GOP rivals. The poll asked respondents about six Republicans: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Scott Walker. And all six had higher unfavorable ratings than favorable, with more than 50 percent of respondents saying they had an unfavorable view of Bush and Christie.

Clinton has been mired in controversy recently over her use of a personal email account while she was Secretary of State.

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