Breaking Poll: Is Hillary Clinton the Most Hated Candidate Ever?

Hillary Clinton in NH. Photo by Marc Nozell.

In the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen his agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s potentially illegal use of her private e-mail server, polls are beginning to show Clinton is now being viewed just as unfavorably as her Republican challenger, Donald Trump.

According to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, about 60 percent of registered voters say they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, essentially tying Trump in that category. Prior to this poll, most analysts agreed Trump had been viewed more unfavorably than any major party nominee in modern election history. However, now that Trump and Clinton are polling at a similar number, it’s fair to say Clinton is the most unfavorable candidate of all time.

If polling shows they are tied, how can one be worse than the other? Although both candidates are viewed unfavorably by roughly the same percentage of the population, assuming the WaPo/ABC News poll is correct, polling also shows Trump’s base is much more enthusiastic about Trump than Clinton’s base is about her, which explains why Trump is still brining in massive crowds compared to Clinton’s rather unimpressive numbers.

The important thing to remember, however, if that there is still a week left in the campaign, and although many of you may be thinking, “that’s hardly any time at all,” you should remember that the election has changed dramatically over the previous seven days and there’s no reason to think the rollercoaster ride is over just yet.

As I’ve been saying for a long time, there is simply no way of knowing how all of this is going to turn out, so I’d urge all of you to vote for the person (Republican, Democrat, or Independent) who you believe would truly be the best person for the nation.


PHOTO: Hillary Clinton in NH. Photo by Marc Nozell.