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Poll: Hillary Clinton approval at record low

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating is at a new low one year after her election loss to President Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. 

Clinton now holds a 36 percent approval rating among Americans, according to Gallup, down 5 percentage points since June. The rating falls below Clinton’s previous low of 38 percent in August to September of last year. 

The former first lady also reached a new high disapproval rating of 61 percent. Clinton has bucked the trend of defeated presidential candidates gaining popularity after the election, Gallup says. 

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Clinton’s unpopularity rivals Trump’s, whose favorability rating remains around 40 percent, a record low for presidents at the end of their first year.

Trump’s favorability has remained low throughout 2017, despite steady economic growth and a series of record stock market highs. 

Former President Clinton is also looking at his worst numbers since 2001, according to Gallup. Only 45 percent approve of the former president, down 5 points from November 2016, and 50 percent disapprove. 

The low numbers for the former first family come amid increased scrutiny on past accusations of sexual misconduct against Bill Clinton. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), who took over Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said last month that Bill Clinton should have resigned as president over his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. 

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