Hillary Approval Rating Plummets Over Benghazi Scandal

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The obvious damage here is to Hillary’s ability to appeal to independents and liberal Republicans. Her old approval ratings suggested that she had some of them on board. Her new approval ratings taken her into Obama 50-50 territory. And while Obama won last time around, despite being widely loathed outside his own base, organization and racial solidarity allowed him to bring out enough friendly voters to overcome his weak approval ratings.

Bill Clinton may have tried to pass as the first black president and Elizabeth Warren got by being Cherokee, those would be long shots for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

While her favorability rating in February was 61 percent, a new Quinnipiac University poll out Friday had it cobbled down to 52 percent and her once double-digit lead over potential GOP presidential challengers Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul has been cut to less than 10 percent.

“Her score is down substantially from her all-time high score in February. The drop in her favorability is substantial among men, Republicans and independent voters. One reason for her drop may be that 48 percent of voters blame her either a little or a lot for the death of the American ambassador in Benghazi,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University polling Institute.

Those are serious weaknesses that would ordinarily raise questions about her ability to win an election, but after 2012, Dems have decided that all they need to do is focus on voter turnout for government class voters. And that overconfidence, if combined with a smart Republican Party, could take them down.

Obama lost independents and still won the election. Hillary might not have that much leeway. And while she can sail through the primaries armored with a wagonload of cash, the ghosts of Benghazi will haunt her in the general election.

  • onecornpone

    … Jebbie Baby and Rand… EWWW!

    One has brother baggage, the other has father baggage…

    We need a Star Search…

    • DaleTheNerd

      I don't know if it really matters anymore. We ain't the U.S.A. Our largely virtuous population has been replaced with grasping self-servers who vote for a living. Belize is looking pretty good to me right now.

  • maidros

    Honestly, if it is a choice between Rand Paul and Hilary Clinton, I am not sure which is worse.

  • BLJ

    This witch deserves all the grief she is getting.

  • Edward Cline

    The drop in her "approval" ratiings is justice, Benghazi catching up with her.

  • SuicidePrevention

    Daniel, I hope you write something about McCain – http://news.yahoo.com/u-senator-mccain-pictured-s
    BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain was photographed during a trip to Syria with a man implicated in the kidnapping by Syrian rebels of 11 Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims a year ago, a Lebanese newspaper said on Thursday.

    • UCSPanther

      Regardless of who wins in Syria, it won't be good for us, but it is better the Devil we know (The Assad Clan) than the ones we don't know (The Islamist rebels)

  • truebearing

    What a shame. I guess she'll just have to enlist the election fraud team Obama used.

    I wonder if she'll figure out "what difference does it make," after she loses the election.

  • http://twitter.com/RonNussbeck @RonNussbeck

    If Obama let our Ambassador and staff die in Benghazi withholding sending help when asked 4 times there will be hell to pay in the upcoming elections by democrats. The new name for Democrats will be MudCats whispered in ever hallway, office, taxi and church in America. Democrats will be branded as Yellowbellly Scumb for the next thousand by years by American's as Cowards who let our men die by terrorist when help was ready to save them. The Public will turn on Obama in mass and is now even as I speak, it has began sending chills down the spines of Democrats who are and will run from Obama side. _How dare Obama tell our troops to STAND DOWN 4 times when planes stand at the ready and not save their lives. This will certainly be the end of Obama's Presidency and History will not be as kind as I in telling of his failure to save our men._Obama destroyed the democrat party with the Bengahzi cover up, IRS, AP and Fox scandals

    • Bob Davis

      I agree that Obama has destroyed the Democratic Socialist Party with his far far left agenda and his apparent hatred of America. How the devil Dems got stuck with this loser if a mystery, The Chicago Mafia may have the answer.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Hillary has several hundred thousand dead people who will vote for her. You can't discount that factor.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    IF Hillary is resurrected from this scandal then pigs do fly, and they should! Hill, Huma and her boss are involved up to their eyeballs, but there are different parts they played. This is as good a rendition as any – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/07/benghazigate-

    As to the Liar-in-Chief, this IS where it's at – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/24/whatwho-was-o
    hammering the right questions will open up the floodgates….to jail cells!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • tim

    To the Benghazi scandal-tragedy-attack, you can also add that Hillary's substitute daughter, best friend and confidante has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Indioviejo

    Clinton, Jeb Bush, Ron Paul, God have mercy on our poor nation. I won't vote for any Republican who won't lead from the base. If we can't nominate a Constitutionalist conservative, one who is ready to deal with our Islamic problem, then I will not support another Romney, or McCain. No more RINO's.

  • http://batman-news.com/ PittieMom

    ROT IN HELL HILLARY! Your a filthy murderer and you will never be president.

  • http://batman-news.com/ PittieMom