Poll: Clinton's favorability takes a major hit

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKim Kardashian West defends Kanye on Trump: 'He's a free thinker, is that not allowed?' Trump comments on Fifth Amendment resurface after Cohen filing The 'Handmaid's Tale' liberal feminists created 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 Hussein ObamaTrump denies clemency to 180 people Mellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… When George W. Bush stood with Hillary Clinton MORE’s throughout his presidency, is identical to her husband Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould Trump pardon Cohen? US liberals won't recognize Finland's pro-work welfare reform Trump denies clemency to 180 people 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGillibrand unveils bill to offer banking services at post offices Webb: Bernie Sanders announces his ‘new’ communism jobs, health-care plan A new progressive standard on campaign cash: It can't come from corporations 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.