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President Donald Trump is in luck. During his brief time in the Oval Office, Trump has had historically low approval ratings. But according to a new poll from Bloomberg, his former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, is doing worse.
Clinton is viewed favorably by only 39 percent of Americans, according to the survey, which is two points lower than the president’s favorability rating of 41 percent. In total, 58 percent of the poll’s respondents have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while 55 percent have an unfavorable view of Trump. This marks the second lowest score the former secretary of state since the poll started tracking her in 2009.
The poll also determined that one-fifth of those who voted for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election now hold an unfavorable view of her. For context, only 8 percent of Americans felt that way in the final Bloomberg poll before Election Day.
“There’s growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight,” pollster J. Ann Selzer, who supervised the survey, said. “It’s not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good.”