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Is Hillary ‘Likeable Enough’?

From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt

A Sudden Tremor In the 2016 Conventional Wisdom

CNN poll, March: 53 percent see Hillary Clinton favorably, 44 percent say unfavorably.

CNN poll, this morning: 46 percent see Hillary Clinton favorably, 50 percent say unfavorably.

Surely the Washington Post poll out this morning will have better numbers for her, right?

Clinton’s favorability ratings are the lowest in a Post-ABC poll since April 2008, when she was running for president the first time. Today, 41 percent of Americans say she is honest and trustworthy, compared with 52 percent who say she is not — a 22-point swing in the past year.

Clinton’s favorability rating has fallen steadily since she left the Obama administration in early 2013. Today, 45 percent see her positively while 49 percent see her negatively. That compares with ratings of 49 percent and 46 percent two months ago. Just 24 percent have a strongly favorable impression of her — down six points in the past two months — while 39 percent have a strongly unfavorable impression, up four points.

I am serious! And stop calling me “Shirley”!

But hey, the more people see her, the more people will like her, right?

What’s not to like?

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