Hillary Clinton is the only losing presidential candidate to receive no post-election bump in approval. This surprises no one . . . except maybe Hillary Clinton and her die-hard supporters.
The Blaze reports:
Hillary Clinton is the only losing presidential candidate with no post-election approval bounce
A new poll recently revealed that failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity has not improved since she lost the general election to President Donald Trump — an odd occurrence for losing candidates who typically see a rebound in approval ratings post-election.
According to Gallup, Clinton maintains a 57 percent unfavorable rating among American voters and only a 41 percent favorable rating.
Gallup said that this is not typical of failed presidential candidates who tend to see bumps in their popularity after their loss. Some bumps are small, such as Mitt Romney’s and Bob Dole’s four-point increase after their losses, while some experience skyrocketing approval points such as George H.W. Bush’s 16-point gain, and John McCain’s 14-point increase.
Clinton’s favorable numbers have not increased due to independents and Republicans still holding a dark view of the former secretary of state, Gallup explained.
“Typically, losing candidates’ favorable ratings improve because political independents and supporters of the opposing political party grow to view the candidate more positively after the election,” Gallup reported. “However, this has not happened for Clinton. Her current ratings among Republicans (11%) and independents (33%) are just as low now as last November before she lost to Trump. Democrats maintain a mostly positive view of Clinton, with 79% viewing her favorably.”