As the heir apparent to continue Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, the left continues to rally around Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. The rest of the nation, however, seems to be tiring of the former secretary of state at an alarming rate.
Results of a recent bipartisan poll indicate the public is largely split on the likely Democrat contender as her favorability rate dropped below 50 percent. Her results are similar to those of the Republican Party as a whole; however, the opinion shifts are trending in opposite directions.
In Hillary’s case, public approval is at its lowest point since she dropped out of the 2008 presidential race. Since that point, she has served as Secretary of State during the Benghazi scandal. Her reaction to that deadly attack led many to conclude that she places a higher premium on her political self-interest than getting to the bottom of a security breach at the Libyan embassy.
The GOP, on the other hand, is experiencing a resurgence of favorability. Just six months ago, polling indicated that Republicans were deemed unfavorable by respondents by a whopping 63-30 margin. Current results place the party on even footing at 45-45.
In fact, the Republican Party is now faring better statistically than Democrats. As Barack Obama remains firmly underwater regarding his public image with a 51 percent unfavorable rate, his party needs a leader who can evoke widespread approval if leftists hope to maintain control of the federal government.
Judging from the latest poll numbers, Hillary is not that candidate.
While she might be able to gain some easy positive publicity based on her daughter’s recently announced pregnancy, a contentious election season in 2016 will bring up numerous concerns voters have with the first lady-turned-politico.
As the presidential cycle takes shape, upcoming elections appear to be the Republican Party’s to lose.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom