Analysis: Clinton speaks at higher grade level than Trump

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook Senators vet Mayorkas to take lead at DHS CNN poll: Melania Trump leaving office as least popular first lady ever MORE speaks at a higher grade level than Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE, according to a new analysis obtained exclusively by The Hill.

Clinton’s grammar and language are geared toward an approximately eighth-grade audience, the study out Thursday said.


Trump, meanwhile, speaks at a level about comparable with a seventh-grade comprehension, added.’s analysis sampled an average of 4,000 words per person from their speeches over the last two years.

The website then ran the samples through eight different grade-level tests, averaging the results to rank multiple public figures.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen ranks highest, hitting roughly the 11th-grade benchmark.

Prominent rabbi David Wolpe places second, reaching a roughly 10th-grade level of grammar and language.

Analysts also found Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake Cori Bush dismisses concerns of being 'co-opted' by establishment The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges MORE (I-Vt.) ranks highest out of any current or former 2016 White House hopeful. He speaks at about a ninth-grade level, roughly one category higher than Clinton, his Democratic presidential primary rival.

Clinton shares her approximate eighth-grade speaking level with multiple celebrities and public figures.

Singer Taylor Swift, comedian John Oliver and theoretical theorist Stephen Hawking all share similar speaking patterns with Clinton.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Author Ryan Girdusky: Ivanka Trump to face challenges in potential Senate run against Rubio Former Trump intel chief Coats introduces Biden nominee Haines at hearing MORE (R-Fla.) and conservative megadonor Charles Koch are also like the Democratic presidential nominee.

Trump’s seventh-grade reading level, meanwhile, hovers near ratings for talk show host Oprah Winfrey and basketball star LeBron James.

Vice President Biden and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are also around the GOP presidential nominee’s benchmark.’s analysis additionally found Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRevising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices Paul Ryan will attend Biden's inauguration COVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform MORE (R-Wis.) employs the lowest grade level of speaking for any politician examined.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) is Ryan’s closest political competition, analysts found, but still polls roughly half a grade higher than him. offers consumers price ranges across a range of industries, spanning from auto insurance to solar technology.

The website is also a resource of verbal quotes from public figures ranging from lawmakers to celebrities and industry leaders.

About 25 percent of Americans read below a fifth-grade level, according to a National Institute of Literacy Study in 2014.

Clinton leads Trump by about 6 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.