Poll: Clinton's favorability takes a major hit

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDems seek more early voting hours in key NC counties Clinton camp on leaked audio: She's fighting for millennials WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks to supporters in Pennsylvania 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 ObamaLong-running US efforts on the ballot with Colombian peace vote What Trump and Obama have in common Donald Trump will make our economy great again MORE’s throughout his presidency, is identical to her husband Bill ClintonBill ClintonRace tailspins into gutter Sunday shows preview: Pressure on Trump for second debate GOP memo questions Clinton real estate purchase: report 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 SandersClinton camp on leaked audio: She's fighting for millennials WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks to supporters in Pennsylvania Trump to attack Clinton for past comments about Sanders supporters 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.