President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been under scrutiny, but one new poll says that even fewer people are happy with his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
A new poll by Bloomberg, released on July 19, shows that voters’ impressions of Clinton have not improved after months of a Trump presidency. Trump has repeatedly railed against polling on approval ratings, pointing out that some of the same polls did not accurately predict his electoral college victory.
Trump’s approval rating stood at 41% in the new poll, and Clinton’s stood at 39%, according to Bloomberg.
That’s “the second-worst score for Clinton in the almost eight years the poll has followed her,” Newsweek reported.
Clinton slipped even among her own voters, with some saying they wished Bernie Sanders had been the party’s nominee.
“More than a fifth of respondents who voted for Clinton have an ‘unfavorable’ view of her now, compared with 8 percent just before the election, while only 6 percent of Trump voters have changed their view of him,” Newsweek reported. “Some respondents said that they wished Senator Bernie Sanders had secured the Democratic nomination, and that they backed the former New York senator only because she wasn’t Trump.”
The pollster says the Clinton disenchantment did not extend to other Democrats, though.
“There’s growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey, according to Bloomberg. “It’s not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good.”
Clinton has kept a fairly low profile since the election, although she has popped up periodically to theorize on reasons she lost the election. Her daughter, Chelsea, has been actively criticizing Trump and his presidency on Twitter. The Bloomberg poll says Clinton’s unfavorable rating has slowly increased since 2013, but it’s climbed even more so since the 2016 presidential election.
A few days before the Bloomberg poll was released, an ABC News/Washington Post poll found Trump’s approval rating was at 36%. The president responded by challenging the poll’s accuracy.
“The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!” Trump tweeted.
Newsweek reports that the GOP base has largely stuck with Trump in many polls.
You can read more about the ABC/Washington Post poll and its historical accuracy here:
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