Voters no longer prefer Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a national poll published Wednesday.
Clinton’s favorability numbers are down 6 points in one week, earning a career-high 56 percent unfavorable rating, a new ABC-Washington Post poll reveals. Although Trump’s 63 percent was higher, when the poll was narrowed to only include registered voters, Clinton’s numbers went much higher. Clinton now virtually ties with Trump at 59 percent, to Trump’s 60 percent.
Trump’s favorability has steadily increased since the Republican National Convention in July to 35 percent.
Clinton also lost some of her key demographics, according to the poll. Clinton lost support among women, dropping 9 points from 54 percent to 45 percent. Clinton also lost support among Hispanic voters, down from 71 percent last week to 55 percent in the new poll. Clinton also fell with self-described liberals to 63 percent, down from 76 percent.
Until the 2016 election, the highest negative numbers for a major party candidate was George H.W. Bush, at 53 percent unfavorable in 1992.
An online survey monkey poll confirmed Clinton’s lowered numbers Tuesday.
The ABC/Washington Post poll surveyed 1,020 registered voters, using landline and cellular phones. The survey took place from Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, and carried a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points in either direction.
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