Hillary Clinton has made history. No, I don’t mean her “breaking the glass ceiling” by becoming the first woman ever to gain a major political party’s nomination. In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, the Democratic nominee seemingly earned her worst unfavorable rating since stepping into the political spotlight.
Notably, Clinton’s popularity among women has flipped from 54-43 percent favorable-unfavorable last month (+11 points favorable), to 45-52 percent now (+7 unfavorable); it’s the first time in a year that most women have viewed her unfavorably.
In other words, her post-DNC bounce is all but erased as voters indicate that breaking the gender barrier is not as important as fixing the country’s problems.
I’m sorry, these polls are hysterical. Hillary’s unfavorable rating has been low since this whole process began.
And yet people are excited to vote for her anyway. The same people who are probably saying she’s an awful person are still going to vote for her. Her and Trump are up and over each other time and again in the polls. This one is ahead. Now this one. Back to this one. On the news today, Trump had a 1% point lead over Hillary, but if you go to another news source he’s leading her double digits, and another news source has Hillary ahead by double digits.
Then you have these polls asking questions about how favorable the candidates are. How much do you think they care about you. How likeable are they.
Both candidates are low on all those numbers! Hillary seems to stay a little bit lower than Trump for the majority of the time. But it doesn’t change anything. While liberals may want change in the country, they also want a woman in the White House, and they aren’t going to make the mistake again of saying they are voting for a person based on something so superficial.
Do I think either candidate gives a hoot about me? No! Do I think either one of them is likeable? No! But this is what we’re stuck with. Or, we could choose the candidate who doesn’t care about anything other than the environment, or the guy claiming to be for significantly smaller government while saying he would get behind more government regulation, but he’s all for that smaller government when it comes to making our borders open.
As usual, in November we’ll talk about which candidate won, but no one will talk about whether the American people won. And the American people are to blame. This poll proves it. You think Hillary is an evil witch, but you’re going to vote for her anyway.
I say it every single election year. We need a “None of the above” option on the ballot.