The honeymoon is over for Hillary Clinton, according to two new polls.
Though Clinton's campaign has said repeatedly that the bad headlines surrounding her private email server and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation aren't impacting her image, two new polls out Tuesday suggest the scandals are starting to take a toll nationally.
Both new numbers from CNN/ORC and a poll from The Washington Post and ABC News suggest Clinton's favorability ratings have slipped in the months since the stories about the email server and the foundation first broke; they also find that a majority of voters don't view her as honest and trustworthy.
A national poll from CNN/ORC Tuesday morning found Clinton with her highest unfavorable rating in 14 years: Just 46 percent of those surveyed viewed her favorably, compared with 50 percent who viewed her unfavorably. That's a reversal from the last CNN/ORC poll in mid-March, when 53 percent viewed her favorably and just 44 percent viewed her unfavorably. (The last time her negatives were this high was in March 2001, when 53 percent of those surveyed viewed her unfavorably.)
On whether Clinton "is honest and trustworthy," CNN found just 42 percent of people say she is; 57 percent say she is not. In March, 50 percent said she was honest and trustworthy and 49 percent said she was not. That said, 61 percent of respondents said that her emails, set to be released by the State Department in the coming months, will not show evidence of wrongdoing on Clinton's part.
Numbers from The Washington Post and ABC News, also new Tuesday, paint a similar picture. There, her favorability ratings are the lowest they've been since spring 2008, during her last bid for president: 45 percent view her favorably, compared with 49 percent who view her unfavorably. Two months ago, those numbers were practically flipped: Then, 49 percent viewed her favorably and 46 percent viewed her unfavorably.
In the Post/ABC poll, just 41 percent of those surveyed nationally say she's honest and trustworthy, compared with 52 percent who say she's not. That's a 22-point change just within the last year, the Post notes.
Despite Clinton's image showing signs of slipping, both polls still show her with a commanding lead in the Democratic primary. In the CNN/ORC poll, she leads the pack with 60 percent; her closest competitor in that poll is Vice President Joe Biden at 14 percent, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 10 percent. In the Post/ABC poll, she takes 62 percent of the vote, followed again by Biden at 14 percent and Sanders at 10 percent.
The margin of error on the CNN/ORC poll is plus or minus 3 percentage points. It was done via a survey of 1,025 adults from May 29 to May 31. The Post/ABC poll surveyed 1,001 adults from May 29 to May 31 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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