- REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
- Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saw her favorability rating fall to a record low of 36%, according to a Gallup Poll.
- Clinton is now tied with President Donald Trump’s low job performance rating.
- Clinton’s favorability reached a record high in 1999, but slid considerably after her resignation as secretary of state in 2013.
In a new Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the favorability rating of former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hit its lowest point since Gallup began tracking it over 25 years ago.
The former secretary of state is now tied with her former opponent, President Donald Trump, whose job performance rating also sat at 36% on Tuesday, according to another recurring Gallop survey.
- Gallup News
While Clinton started out with a favorability rating of 38% in 1992, her star quickly rose during her tenure as first lady to former President Bill Clinton, and her rating reached an all-time high in 1999 at 67%. After a slight dip during her time as a US senator from New York in the 2000s and during her first candidacy for the presidency in 2008, she again enjoyed high ratings during her tenure as secretary of state for former President Barack Obama.
Her favorability began to slide again following her departure from the office in 2013, and continued to dip as the 2016 campaign got underway.
During the 2016 race, then-candidate Trump fielded a variety of insults at Clinton, including the now-infamous nickname “Crooked Hillary,” along with a host of other personal attacks.