Poll: Clinton's favorability takes a major hit

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAFL-CIO head: Trump’s ‘a fraud’ Sanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 speaks out MORE’s favorability is sinking further underwater, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday night.

The Democratic presidential candidate is viewed unfavorably by 48 percent of likely voters, compared with 37 percent who view her favorably.

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Her ratings are down significantly from the last NBC/Journal poll in June, when 44 percent viewed Clinton favorably versus 40 percent who viewed her unfavorably.

These numbers will certainly add to the consternation already permeating Democratic circles following a recent Quinnipiac University poll that showed Clinton’s favorability drowning in key swing states.

NBC News points out that Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable ratio, while worse than Barack ObamaBarack ObamaSocial Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study Former CIA chief shuts down Trump's calls for waterboarding Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' MORE’s throughout his presidency, is identical to her husband Bill ClintonBill ClintonOvernight Finance: Obama signs Puerto Rico bill | Trump steps up attacks on trade | Dodd-Frank backers cheer 'too big to fail' decision | New pressure to fill Ex-Im board Conservative group asks for probe of Lynch-Clinton meeting Trump: TPP will make NAFTA 'look like a baby' MORE’s score heading into the Democratic nomination in ’92.

Pollster Bill McInturff compared Clinton’s campaign to a battleship able to withstand several torpedo strikes, “but there has been a torpedo that has hit something, and there are some leaks.”

Despite her low favorability numbers, Clinton remains the clear frontrunner among the current field of Democratic presidential candidates.

According to the poll, Clinton has the support of 59 percent of likely Democratic primary voters. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Biden spills beans: Sanders will endorse Clinton MORE (I-Vt.) trails with 25 percent of voters, followed by former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, both with 3 percent.

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