It seems that even if the presidential election happened now, after all this time, Hillary Clinton would still not defeat Donald Trump.
A new poll from Bloomberg shows that the president has a 41 percent approval rating among Americans, but his former Democratic rival has only 39. The survey also indicates that Clinton has lost a great deal of support, even from those who voted for her in the 2016 election.
The polls is all the more remarkable since Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight, while Trump currently helms one of the most controversial administrations in American history.
Bloomberg found that the former Democratic candidate has a 58% unfavorable rating compared to Trump’s 55%. Survey participants who voted for Clinton denied that their personal dislike caused her to lose the election, though many said they only voted for her to support the lesser of two evils.
“There’s growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer. “It’s not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good.”
The poll also found that Barack Obama has 61 percent favorability rating, and Joe Biden is only one point behind him.
The survey was conducted among 1001 participants earlier this month, and the margin of error was set at +/- 3.1 percent.
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