As if likely Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton needed any more negative press, a recent poll indicates public sentiment is aligned squarely against the former Secretary of State.
Whether based on her crass dismissal of her actions following the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi or any number of identifiable character flaws, respondents in the YouGov poll of most admired public figures did not provide a positive endorsement.
The study included results from both domestic and international participants, revealing that individuals around the world share a critical view of Clinton. While she ranked 27th out of 30 in the global poll, Clinton was the least admired among Americans.
With Pope Francis an unsurprising winner in the U.S. poll, Clinton ranked at the very bottom – below perennial enemies of the left such as Rush Limbaugh and George W. Bush.
The poll also broke down results by countries other than the U.S., revealing that Clinton did not even register among foreigners. Considering her blatant posturing to become the leftist frontrunner in 2016, it does not bode well for her fledgling campaign that the international community holds her in such low esteem.
Plenty of other Americans, including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, and even NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, made the list in numerous other nations. Clinton’s true reception on a national and international stage is evident in these results.
Obviously, the left in America will continue touting her as the natural successor to our current ideologically driven president. Voters, on the other hand, are obviously seeing through the rhetoric and judging Clinton on her merit – or lack thereof – instead of her political position.
Clinton’s aspiration for higher office has been evident since her days as first lady. Now, after successfully parlaying her political clout into subsequent roles in the U.S. Senate and State Department, she is poised to pursue the one office for which she has obviously pined.
Judging from the results of this and other recent polls, the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is shaping up to be much rockier than her supporters predicted.
–B. Christopher Agee
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