April 18, 2007

HILLARY PLUNGING IN THE POLLS? “A majority of Americans have an unfavorable image of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton’s current 45% favorable rating with the American public is her third consecutive reading below 50% in the past two months, and is one of the lowest Gallup has measured for her since 1993.”

I wonder why that’s happened? Other than a bit of waffling on the war, I can’t think of anything new that she’s done in that time to push her polls down.

UPDATE: Some positive spin: “Hillary is already looking Presidential in the polls!” Heh.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Frank Newport, who knows more about polling than I ever will, is mystified, too: “This is not a one-poll phenomenon. The pattern is fairly linear and persistent. . . . But so far, as others have noted as well, there is no one explanation which can be successfully defended with the available data.”

Numerous InstaPundit readers suggest that it’s not anything in particular, it’s just that she’s been campaigning and that’s focused people’s thinking on what they like, and don’t like, about her.

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