- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

While the majority of Americans still have a positive view of Hillary Clinton, her favorability rating has decreased since she served as secretary of state, said a poll released Wednesday.

A Gallup poll found that 54 percent of Americans currently have a positive view of Mrs. Clinton, who is promoting her new book, “Hard Choices.” That’s down from 59 percent in February and significantly less than her favorability while she was secretary of state, which was consistently above 60 percent.

While 90 percent of Democrats view her favorably, just 21 percent of Republicans have a positive opinion of Mrs. Clinton. Her peak favorability with the GOP came in mid-2012 at 41 percent.

Former president Bill Clinton has a 10-point lead on his wife, scoring a 64 percent favorability rating in the same poll.

Poll results are based on more than 1,000 telephone interviews with adults across the U.S. June 5-8. The margin of error is 4 percent.



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