Having continually maintained a decent approval rating heading into early 2015, Hillary Clinton’s numbers have eroded steadily for the past several months. There are many reasons her supporters point to, including a Republican field that has made her a punching bag almost daily in the media. On top of that, she’s currently facing a FBI investigation into the security of her personal email servers used during her tenure at the State Department. These factors are all playing into soft numbers which have been eroding further in the past several weeks.
Report from Mediaite:
Hillary Clinton‘s favorability numbers have dropped once again in the newest poll from NBC and The Wall Street Journal.
Tonight’s poll [PDF] shows Clinton with a 37 percent approval rating and a 48 percent disapproval rating. And while the approval is higher than the Republican presidential candidates’, so is the disapproval.
This is Clinton’s lowest approval rating in this poll since 2008. As of this January, Clinton’s approval was as high as 45 percent and her disapproval was only at 37.
The last time the poll was taken, just one month ago, Clinton’s approval hit 44 percent and her disapproval was at 40 percent.
Meanwhile, the man topping the GOP presidential field––Donald Trump––has an approval rating of 27 percent and a disapproval rating of 56 percent.
You can read the full poll here.
There’s also a new Fox News poll with Clinton as the favorite Democratic candidate for 51 percent of those polled, which is reportedly a low for Clinton.
Add these approval numbers in with more news that Hillary is in a statistical tie with Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire and you’ve got an interesting situation right now.
The kicker comes at the end of the poll, where it’s noted that the current GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, only scores 27 percent approval in the same poll. However, the question has to do with the current trend and whether it continues past a certain point or whether she can turn it around once the Democratic debates begin sometime this fall.