Can You Guess Which Front Runner Just Hit Record Unfavorability?

April 14, 2016

by Gary L. Bauer


From left: Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (credit: Gage Skidmore/Marc Nozell)

From left: Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (credit: Gage Skidmore/Marc Nozell)

Highest negatives ever…

That is a mantra we’ve heard over and over again from the left-wing media about the failure of the Republican Party to produce a winning nominee this year. It is meant to demoralize conservatives into prematurely surrendering the 2016 election.

But I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Hillary Clinton.

According to the Huffington Post’s poll tracker, which is tracking nearly 400 polls, Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating is just 40 percent. Her unfavorability rating is 55 percent. One year ago, April 13, 2015, her numbers were 47 percent favorable, 47 percent unfavorable.

The more the American people see and hear Hillary, the less they like her. Now, even some in the media are noticing. The banner headline on one Washington, D.C., political media outlet yesterday read, “Clinton’s Dismal Approval Ratings Prompt Dem Fears.”

I’m not trying to downplay the GOP’s troubles, but the Democrats have very real divisions too. In November, our choice will come down to Hillary or the GOP nominee. That shouldn’t be a hard choice for any conservative.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.


Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.

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