Monday morning the new CNN/ORC poll was released, and it showed Hillary Clinton ahead by 5 points nationally, which good news, even if her lead has decreased in the last week. Among likely voters, Clinton tops Trump 49% to 44%, with just 3% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein.
The problem is that former President Bill Clinton is seeing his unfavorable ratings increase, ever since Donald Trump decided to attack him for his past indiscretions. Trump famously had a press conference prior to the second presidential debate in which three of Clinton’s prior accusers attended. These women also attended the debate as VIP guests of Trump.
Currently, the CNN/ORC poll finds that Bill Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable is now upside down, 47% favorable/49% unfavorable, which is for the first time since March 2003.
Our new CNN/ORC poll finds Bill Clinton's fav/unfav upside down (just barely – 47% fav/49% unfav) for the first time since March 2003!
— David Chalian (@DavidChalian) October 24, 2016
Do you think Bill Clinton’s past could hurt Hillary Clinton at the polls?