Gallup Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Favorable Rating at Record Low 36%


According to a recent Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating at an amazing low 36%. Is it really any wonder why she lost the 2016 presidential election?

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorability with U.S. adults is unchanged from last November — remaining at a record low (36%).

These results, from a Sept. 4-12 Gallup poll, confirm that Clinton’s image remains in a rut nearly two years after she lost the presidential contest in 2016. Her favorable rating is down seven percentage points from where it stood on the eve of the election.

Two key trends would suggest that Clinton should become more popular, not less, after the 2016 presidential election. The first is specific to Clinton. While opinions of Clinton have varied over her long time in the public limelight, she has tended to be quite popular when she is no longer seen as a purely political figure. When her husband, former President Bill Clinton, faced impeachment in 1998, for instance, Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating rose to a record high of 67%. Clinton was also generally well-liked over the course of her 2009-2013 tenure as secretary of state.

Posted October 2, 2018 by
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Gallup Poll: Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years … Republican Favorability 45%, Democrats 44%


Don’t look now, but here comes the Republicans just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. A recent Gallup poll shows that the GOP has their highest party favorability rating in seven years. Republicans now lead Democrats 45% to 44% and trending upward. This is a 9 pint swing from September. Blue wave? Now that individuals are getting more serious about the 2018 midterms the closer we get to them, look at the tide change. American voters see the benefits of the Trump economy, the tax cuts, the elimination of burdensome regulations,  the low unemployment and record lows for Blacks and Hispanics. They also see the chaos caused by the Left/Democrats and their resistance to what many think are good things from Trump/Republicans.

Are the Democrats about to lose their blue wave? The GOP needs to remind Americans about all the good that has been done in the past two years since Trump has been in office and they have controlled the House and Senate. Are you better off today than you were under Obama and Democrat rule? Because all that you have today goes away if you gove the Hose and Senate to the Democrats. All of it.

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Forty-five percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the Republican Party, a nine-point gain from last September’s 36%. It is the party’s most positive image since it registered 47% in January 2011, shortly after taking control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections. Forty-four percent give the Democratic Party a favorable rating.

Only one other time in the last decade has the Republican Party had a significantly higher score than the Democratic Party. That one exception came in November 2014, immediately after elections that saw Republicans capture control of the Senate and expand their majority in the House, when 42% rated the GOP favorably and 36% the Democrats.

Republicans Now More Likely to View Their Party Favorably

The overall increase in the favorable image of the Republican Party is a result of a jump in the positive views of Republicans, including independents who lean toward the party. The percentage of Republicans and leaners with favorable views of their party grew from 67% last September to 85% now.

Two other major subgroups that tend to be more Republican than the overall population — men and those living in middle-income households — have become more likely to view the Republican Party favorably in the past year.

Bottom Line

For the Republican Party, less than two months away from an election that could see them lose control of both the House and the Senate, gains in public favorability are a welcome sign. The party has been wallowing in favorable ratings below 40% for most of the last five years after rarely sinking that low in the previous two decades.

No matter how much or how little party favorability affects elections, the fact that Republicans are more likely to view their party favorably than a year ago can be considered a positive indicator for the party, particularly if a more positive image boosts Republican turnout.

Posted September 25, 2018 by
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Satisfaction With United States Direction Reaches 12-Year High


According to a recent Gallup poll, satisfaction with the United States has reached a 12 year high at 38% under President Donald Trump. It would appear that Americans approve of how President Trump is doing his job and how his policies are positively affecting America.  There has been a rise in Republican and Independent satisfaction rate over the past two months, however, for some reason the partisan LEFT appears to have had none. What is telling is that those in rural/town areas show a large increase in satisfaction which goes hand in hand with Trump’s forgotten men and women of America

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Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month’s 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005.

The satisfaction rate, which Gallup has measured at least monthly since 2001, has now topped 35% three times this year — a level reached only three times in the previous 12 years (once each in 2006, 2009 and 2016).

Satisfaction with the nation is now back to the historical average of 37% for this trend, which was first measured in 1979, but is far below the majority levels reached in the economic boom times of the mid-1980s and late 1990s.

In its first four years (1979 and 1981-1983), satisfaction failed to reach 37% in any poll, but then routinely reached or exceeded that level in 1984 through 2005 polling, with the exception of 1992-1995 (excluding one 36% reading in 1994).

Rise in Republican, Independent Satisfaction Pushes Rate Up Over Past Two Months

U.S. satisfaction has averaged 38% in May and June after averaging 29% in March and April. The nine-percentage-point bump between the two periods is entirely owing to increased satisfaction among Republicans and independents, pushing Republicans’ satisfaction to 68% and independents’ to 36%. Meanwhile, Democrats’ satisfaction is unchanged at 13%.

Gallup Poll: President Donald Trump Ties Personal Best Job Approval at 45%


According to the most recent Gallup poll, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. Trump has been on a roll lately with positive jobs reports, low unemployment and a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in order to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Trump’s current approval rating rose 3 percentage points since June 10.

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President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. His previous 45% rating occurred in the first week after he was inaugurated as president.

Improved views of Trump last week may stem from his high-profile meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held early in the week.

While high for Trump, his 45% job approval rating last week is below the historical average of 53% for all presidents in Gallup polling since 1945. Throughout his term, Trump’s job approval ratings have ranked well below those of other presidents at similar points in their presidencies.

Independents’ Job Approval Eclipses 40%

This past week saw an increase in approval among independents to 42% — up from 35% the prior week — which tied for the highest Trump has registered among this group to date. It is only the fourth week in Trump’s presidency in which 40% or more of independents have approved of the job he is doing.

Hillary Clinton Favorable at All-Time Low to 36% … Bill Clinton Down Five Points to 45%


According to a recent Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating has dropped to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%. Imagine that? While the liberal MSM, the LEFT, the Never-Trumpers and the establishment GOP have continuously attacked President Trump, the Clinton’s have generally gotten a pass. Except for by the People who know the real story. This will only get worse. When the liberal media is forced at some point to report negatively on Hillary, she will be finished. In the era of “#Me Too,” Hillary Clinton has much explaining how she looked the other way and enabled her husband’s philandering ways.

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Hillary Clinton’s image has declined since June and is now the worst Gallup has measured for her to date. Her favorable rating has fallen five percentage points since June to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%.

Clinton’s prior low favorable rating was 38% in late August/early September 2016 during the presidential campaign. She also registered a 38% favorable rating (with a 40% unfavorable rating) in April 1992, when she was much less well-known.

The current results are based on a Dec. 4-11 Gallup poll. Clinton’s favorable rating has varied significantly in the 25 years Gallup has measured opinions about her. Her personal best was a 67% favorable rating taken in a December 1998 poll just after the House of Representatives voted to impeach her husband, then President Bill Clinton. She also had favorable ratings in the mid-60s during her time as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.

Since losing to Trump, Clinton’s favorable ratings have not improved, in contrast to what has happened for other recent losing presidential candidates. In fact, her image has gotten worse in recent months as Democratic leaders, political observers and Clinton herself have attempted to explain how she lost an election that she was expected to win. Meanwhile, controversy continues to swirl around Clinton given continuing questions about the fairness of the 2016 Democratic nomination process and her dealings with Russia while secretary of state. There has also been renewed discussion of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s handling of past sexual harassment charges made against Bill Clinton in light of heightened public concern about workplace behavior.

Posted December 20, 2017 by
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