- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are approaching record territory, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Fifty-three percent of Americans said they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, up 8 points since midsummer, while 45 percent said they view her favorably, down 7 points, the ABC News/Washington Post poll said.

Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years, which came in April 2008, during the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner’s last run for the White House.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is weighing a 2016 run for the White House, had an even 46 percent/46 percent favorable/unfavorable split.

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had a negative 37 percent/59 percent split, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of Mr. Trump’s 2016 GOP rivals, had a negative 38 percent/55 percent split.

Mrs. Clinton also had an 80 percent favorable rating among Democrats, but she had a 39 percent/59 percent favorable/unfavorable split among independents. That’s compared to a 47 percent/49 percent split among independents in July.

The survey of 1,005 adults was conducted Aug. 26-30 and has a margin of error of 3.5 points.

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