A poll from ABC News last year found that “liar” is the word most frequently associated with Hillary Clinton.
It’s not hard to see why. There are more Clinton scandals than there are Republican presidential candidates. Benghazi, EmailGate, looting the White House, lying about landing under sniper fire in Bosnia, accepting donations from human rights abusers. The list goes on.
And those are just the scandals of the 21st century!
To put into perspective how bad her untrustworthiness has become for Hillary, as Progressives Today reports, even the overwhelming majority of Democrats don’t find her trustworthy. In fact, it appears her trustworthiness is dropping like a rock.
According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton got a paltry 36 percent approval for being trustworthy from Democrats when compared with her socialist rival Bernie Sanders.
Clinton still leads in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll in trust to handle individual issues – with the exception of regulating banks and other financial institutions – as well as on electability. She’s also aided by broad support from non-whites and by her association with the Obama administration, given the president’s vast popularity within the party.
Clinton’s single greatest vulnerability has worsened in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates: Sanders now leads by 12 points, 48-36 percent, in being seen as more honest and trustworthy, vs. 6 points last month and an even split in October. Should Clinton emerge as the nominee, it’s an issue the Republican candidate likely will repeat at every chance.
Republicans have been complaining about “establishment” candidates for as long as there have been Republicans. It’s about time Democrats had their own to hate.
The question is, will Hillary’s untrustworthiness translate into problems for her at the polls?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]