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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:49 PM

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

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Currently tracking 378 polls from 40 pollsters
Updated 3 days ago
This combines the latest opinion polls and is updated whenever a new poll is released.

Pollster Trend
Unfavorable 53.6%
Favorable 41.6%

I looked at all 40 polls used to come to these figures. In not one poll, not one single poll out of all 40, did Hillary have a favorable rating. In every poll out of 40 Hillary had an UNFAVORABLE rating.

I read over and over again how Hillary supporters believe she has the presidency all sewn up. Maybe, maybe not.

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Reply Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating (Original post)
marew Mar 2016 OP
NurseJackie Mar 2016 #1
tex-wyo-dem Mar 2016 #6
JudyM Mar 2016 #9
marew Mar 2016 #21
peggysue2 Mar 2016 #22
marew Mar 2016 #37
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #28
Logical Mar 2016 #17
marew Mar 2016 #38
marew Mar 2016 #23
arcane1 Mar 2016 #2
Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #12
GreatGazoo Mar 2016 #25
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #3
jfern Mar 2016 #4
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #8
jfern Mar 2016 #40
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #41
jfern Mar 2016 #42
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #43
thesquanderer Mar 2016 #5
JoePhilly Mar 2016 #7
marew Mar 2016 #31
karynnj Mar 2016 #44
Vattel Mar 2016 #10
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #13
Vattel Mar 2016 #15
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #16
Vattel Mar 2016 #18
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #20
Vattel Mar 2016 #24
Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #14
giftedgirl77 Mar 2016 #29
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #11
marew Mar 2016 #32
DavidDvorkin Mar 2016 #19
revbones Mar 2016 #26
marew Mar 2016 #39
Bleacher Creature Mar 2016 #27
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #30
yallerdawg Mar 2016 #33
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #34
pdsimdars Mar 2016 #35
Blanks Mar 2016 #36

Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:58 PM

1. And still she prevails. Go figure. :-P

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:16 PM

6. When you have the DNC tipping the scales for you, and...

all that corporate/wall street/1%/MSM backing, and...

An undeniable advantage in name recognition, and...

One of the biggest political machines this country has ever seen...

Yeah, go figure

And she still polls worse vs GOP candidates than Bernie

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:22 PM

9. ^^^this^^^

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:41 PM

21. This is true! nt

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:43 PM

22. Really?

St Bernard has not been through the GOP's meat grinder for 25 years. Trust me, the Republicans would just love a crack at Bernie Sanders; they've prayed for it. The memes are built in. And Bernie supporters 'think' that the criticism and heat he's felt from Clinton supporters is bad?

Hahaha!

The man would be sliced and diced, death by a thousand cuts once the Republican oppo team zeroed in on him.

As for Hillary? Despite any favorability quotes/polls you care to mention:

Hillary Clinton still stands, strong. As she has since entering the political arena. She doesn't give up. She doesn't stand down.

But please, keep deluding yourself.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:44 PM

37. If Hillary is the Democratic candidate-

Do you really believe the GOP will play nice/nice with her? I am sure they will attack her as viciously as possible and she does have some really shady stuff in her background.

I have never seen anything like I've seen recently- increasing numbers of Democrats and Independents are saying they would never vote for Clinton under any circumstances.

"Trump Could Win It All
A new survey shows a sizable number of Democrats ready to defect from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump."
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-01-08/new-poll-shows-donald-trump-is-a-real-threat-to-hillary-clinton

"14 Percent of Democrats Will Not Support Hillary Clinton. Only Bernie Sanders Prevents Low Voter Turnout"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/14-of-democrats-will-not-support-hillary-clinton-only-bernie-sanders-prevents-low-voter-turnout_b_8696238.html

"The Problem With Hillary, Chez, Is I Don’t Vote Republican"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-belville/the-problem-with-hillary-clinton_b_9349590.html

"Hillary Clinton Is Better Than the Republican Candidates. But I Still Wouldn’t Vote for Her."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-spielberg/hillary-clinton-is-better_b_8848632.html

"Democrats fear Bernie Sanders’ supporters won’t back Hillary Clinton if she wins nomination"
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/19/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders-supporters-wont-back/?page=all

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:10 PM

28. You pretty much summed it up Tex

Bernie & Elizabeth 2016!!!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:35 PM

17. I agree, many voters have no idea how much she lies and supports wall street. nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:45 PM

38. This is true! nt

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:49 PM

23. I know, I know.

Just shows how out of touch Clinton supporters are regarding her history, ongoing change of positions every time the direction of the wind changes, the "deals" she made even while Sec. of State, etc.
Must be really cozy in their self-imposed bubble!

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:00 PM

2. Wall Street would prefer a Clinton loss to a Sanders win.

 

Her top donors would be happy either way.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:25 PM

12. Yup--

The puppeteers working the Trump and Hillary Show don't care who wins, because they win either way.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:02 PM

25. they prefer that the next President is too weak approval-wise to take them on

they learned a lesson with JFK

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:02 PM

4. She'd better hope this one doesn't become relevant

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Response to jfern (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:20 PM

8. and how does John Kasich get the nom over Cruz as well as Trump? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:53 PM

40. Establishment pulling strings for him at a brokered convention

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Response to jfern (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:56 PM

41. The Republican establishment is impotent. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:58 PM

42. Who knows what can happen if it's a brokered convention

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Response to jfern (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:00 PM

43. Cruz and Trump will have 90% of the delegates between them

 

And they both hate the establishment

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:14 PM

5. It will also depend on the favorability rating of who she runs against.

But sure, it would be nice to be able to run without being behind the 8-ball from the start.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:18 PM

7. Theory of Reasoned Action ... look into it.

Social scientists learned long ago that asking people about their attitudes about "abstract concepts" (like favorability) have almost no correlation with associated behaviors (like voting).

If you want to predict how people will vote ... and you want to ask them a question that will be a good predictor, you MUST ask them a question about their attitude towards PERFORMING the behavior in question.

This is not dressage ... a competition in which a rider on a Horse competes alone and judges decide what color ribbon to give them.

This is a head to head competition. And Hillary will beat any Republican head to head.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:12 PM

31. Oh, I agree with part of what you say.

I studied the social sciences intently during my undergrad years- social psychology, sociology, etc. This subject area always fascinated me- still does.

But it is also undeniable that innumerable Democrats and Independents are abandoning Hillary on a daily basis. And I do not think that Hillary's silence on DNC chairman Wasserman Schultz aligning herself and supporting the GOP's position on payday loans. This came out weeks ago and many, many Democrats in DC have expressed outrage. I have looked over and over for Hillary to say something- nothing. Silence = complicity.

Not only that: Poll: Nearly 20 Percent of Democrats Would Vote for Trump Over Hillary.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/democrats-vote-for-trump/2016/01/09/id/708859/

And, if Hillary is the nominee, you can bet- though the GOP has little to say right now- they will bring out the big guns regarding Hillary. And there is a lot to bring out!

Just saying- a tiny bit overconfident perhaps?

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Response to marew (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:03 PM

44. Newsmax????

I refuse to click on Newsmax, which is extremely right wing. What I question is who did the polling, when, how did they define Democrats and how was the question asked.

I can't imagine that 20% of people who really are Democrats would vote for Trump - especially after the violence and the darker images of the last week or so - though he has been disgusting for years, he has been worse recently. The polls I see have HRC beating Trump - the concern is that she has lost in polls to other Republicans.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:24 PM

10. I think she is winning the primary for three main reasons:

 

(1) The perception that Sanders is too far left to win.
(2) All of the lies and distortions from team Hillary.
(3) Lack of familiarity with Bernie.

She is an awful candidate, but I think she will beat Trump mainly because you have to be batshit crazy to think Trump should be president and most Americans are not batshit crazy.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:26 PM

13. yep, no Democrats are voting for her because they think she'd do a good job.

 

They couldn't possibly come to that conclusion if they knew the truth, right?

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:32 PM

15. Don't put words in my mouth.

 

Of course some voters think she would do a good job.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:34 PM

16. your three reasons why were all about why they weren't voting

 

for Sanders.

Nothing to do with why Clinton has traits they might prefer. Or Clinton's long history in the party.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:35 PM

18. I wasn't trying to list all of the reasons why someone might vote for Clinton over Sanders.

 

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Response to Vattel (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:38 PM

20. you listed these reasons why she's winning:

 

(1) The perception that Sanders is too far left to win.
(2) All of the lies and distortions from team Hillary.
(3) Lack of familiarity with Bernie.


Maybe they like her enough they really didn't bother paying attention to Bernie.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:51 PM

24. I identified what I think are the three MAIN reasons Clinton is winning.

 

I didn't say it was an exhaustive list of the reasons people vote for Clinton over Sanders.

Of course there are other factors. Some are voting for her because she is a woman. Some because they think single-payer would be too expensive. I could go on and on. As for the main reasons I think she is ahead, I do think I left out one: a lot of democrats are not progressive enough to prefer Sanders.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:28 PM

14. My nephews are not batshit crazy

They much prefer Bernie. But they can't stand Hillary. If Bernie doesn't get the nomination, one or more might support Trump, because they view him as less beholden to Big Money than Hillary.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:12 PM

29. Guess they are ok with many of us facing deportation, registration or

 

internment camps or execution by our law enforcement?

Please congratulate them on their white privilege that $$ is their only concern.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:25 PM

11. and yet she's kicking Bernie Sanders's ass nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:18 PM

32. Yup! You are right on that!

Just shows how out of touch Clinton supporters are!

Must be really cozy in their self-imposed bubble!

Self delusion is the worst delusion.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:36 PM

19. In 1964, a lot of us weren't crazy about LBJ

But we voted for him because the alternative was Goldwater and we were rational creatures.

I think there's a real possibility of a similar Democratic landslide this year.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:03 PM

26. They say ignorance is bliss... nt

 

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Response to revbones (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:51 PM

39. True, so very true.

I absolute love what's on your posts!

"One Hillary supporter said to the other "I can't believe Republicans get people to vote against their own interests!" Then pulls lever for Hillary..."

Thank you for my biggest laugh of the day!

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:07 PM

27. Let's see what happens after the primaries.

I suspect a lot of the people on the unfavorable side are Bernie supporters. Not a majority, but certainly enough to get her above water.

Once Bernie endorses her, and speaks at the convention on her behalf, that number is going to go way down.

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:12 PM

30. Think about that number 53.6 % for a moment.

 

For the past quarter of a century, the Republicans have spent millions to smear Hillary and her husband. Hating them is a birthright among Republicans. So, 40% of that 53.6% are Republicans.

Match that up against Trump. He has higher unfavorables, not because a political party has spent millions to smear him in the past 25 years, rather, based on his sickening performance over the past 6 months.

A BIG difference IMO.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:22 PM

33. Favorability with Democrats is another story.

How many Republicans should we expect to vote for our Democratic candidate?

Besides all the women?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:26 PM

34. You completely missed the point.

 

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:26 PM

35. Same with trustworthiness . . And Bernie is at the top in both categories. Think it over.

 

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Response to marew (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:32 PM

36. If memory serves...

She sat in a Benghazi hearing for 11 hours and they pretty much dropped it.

Let's see her go one on one with any republican candidate. She's tough as nails. She'll kick ass in the general election.

They don't have any dirt in reserve for her.

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