Analysis: Clinton speaks at higher grade level than Trump

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE speaks at a higher grade level than Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers 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 RubioThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Ocasio-Cortez's favorable, unfavorable ratings up: poll Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia 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 RyanPaul Ryan says Trump will win reelection because of 'record of accomplishment' Pence loses House office space Dem budget chair: Trump 2020 proposal 'cruel-hearted' 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.