Before the 2016 election, President Bill Clinton had very high approval ratings. Now? Not so much. What happened? Unfortunately for Bill, Hillary had a lot to do with it.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Only 6% want Clinton back as president, most choose Reagan
The public’s view of former President Bill Clinton as one of America’s most admired has taken a huge hit, and now just 6 percent want him as their “next president,” according to a new survey.
And a chief reason is his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll. “In 2012, Hillary Clinton had strong favorability nationally while she was secretary of state. Once she re-entered the political fray and was the target of negative attacks for two years, her numbers eroded significantly, and that erosion appears to apply to her husband as well,” said Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato.
The survey analysis added:
Bill Clinton has suffered a sharp decline since 2012. Whereas 33 percent of respondents rated him as a 9 or 10 on a 0 to 10 scale five years ago, our new poll finds just 16 percent rate him as a 9 or 10. This shift comes from an across-the-board partisan decay in positive views of the former president, with more Democrats, Republicans, and Independents rating Clinton more unfavorably. Bill Clinton’s worsened public perception may mirror the similar decline of his wife, Hillary Clinton, during and in the aftermath of a brutal, unsuccessful presidential election.
That’s pretty harsh but what can you do, Bill?
The people spoke last fall.