Clinton: Public distrust 'painful'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThree legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise Report: Barr attorney can't provide evidence Trump was set up by DOJ Jayapal pushes back on Gaetz's questioning of impeachment witness donations to Democrats MORE admitted that it is "painful" to see polling showing that low percentages of Americans view her as honest and trustworthy. 

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"I am not a natural politician, in case you haven't noticed, unlike my husband or President Obama. I have to do the best that I can," Clinton said during Wednesday's Univision/CNN Democratic debate in Miami. 
 
"It's painful for me to hear that, and I do take responsibility. When you are in public life, even if you believe it's an opinion that you think is not fair or founded, you do have to take responsibility."
 
The question came in response to a new Washington Post poll that found just 37 percent of Americans view Clinton as honest and trustworthy. 
 
She argued that she's committed herself to helping people in order to "demonstrate by my past actions and present level of commitment and plans that people can count on me." 
 
Questions about Clinton's trustworthiness have persisted since her first presidential race in 2008 but have been compounded in light of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State.