Clinton’s unfavorable rating among older white men evident at veteran’s speech

An ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating among all U.S. adults has risen to 56 percent, the highest such number since the poll started tracking the former Secretary of State’s popularity in May 2015.

Conducted Aug. 24 to 28, among 1,020 adults, Clinton’s popularity has nosedived since early August, declining eight points among all registered voters, nine points with women and 13 with those who have a post-graduate degree.

While the Democratic presidential nominee’s unfavorability has reached new heights, Clinton is still more popular than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom the poll found to have a 63 percent unfavorable rating among the adult population and 60 percent among registered voters.

Trump’s unfavorables hit an all-time high of 71 percent in May 2015, and nearly matched the rating in June at 70 percent.


Demographically, the poll found Clinton is most popular among blacks (80 percent favorable), and non-whites (62 percent) and least liked by white men (26 percent).

Trump, by contrast, is most popular with white men, although only 46 percent in this group view him in a positive light. The New York businessman is most unpopular among blacks (94 percent unfavorable), non-whites (82 percent) and Hispanics (79 percent).

The two 2016 major party nominees are the most unpopular candidates that ABC News has polled in its over 30-year history of tracking favorable/unfavorable ratings for presidential candidates.

Clinton’s particular disapproval among conservatives and those over the age of 50 was evident at a speech the Democratic candidate gave to an American Legion group of veterans in Cincinnati Wednesday, where many empty were visible.

According to the RealClear Politics average, Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable rating currently stands at 41.1 to 54.4 percent, compared to 35.6 to 59.5 percent for Trump.

The national general election polls have also started to tighten again, with Clinton’s lead over Trump down to 4.6 points in a two-way race and only 3.6 percent in polls that include both third-party candidates.


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