Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's Approval Rating Tumbles

Favorability rating drops from 61 percent to 52 percent


On Friday, Quinnipiac University released a new poll showing Hillary Clinton's approval rating collapsing in the wake of the Benghazi investigation. In today's poll, just 52% of voters have a favorable impression of Clinton, while 40% have an unfavorable view. This represents a 16-point negative swing since February, when Clinton's favorable rating was 61-34%. Such a dramatic move for a politician as well known as Clinton are highly unusual and cast a shadow on her future political ambitions. 

"Her score is down substantially from her all-time high score in February," said Peter Brown, Quinnipiac director of polling, in a statement.

Almost half of voters, 48%, believe she is at least somewhat responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi. Her standing fell most substantially among men, Republicans and Independents.