Ellison Barber: Hillary’s Poll Numbers Will Continue to Slide


The Washington Free Beacon’s Ellison Barber predicts that Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings will continue to plummet. Her popularity will steadily fall among Republicans and Independents, she said.

She posited that Clinton’s poll numbers are "artificially inflated" because of events like Benghazi. Previous to the Benghazi attack, Clinton enjoyed a "very high approval rating" because she did not receive much criticism as Secretary of State from Republicans. "She avoided a lot of criticism until Benghazi, and then it started to pick up," Barber told Fox News’ Jon Scott on Tuesday’s Happening Now.

Scott noted that Clinton’s numbers have begun to drop and Barber agreed. "I think that will happen…the more she is in the public," she said.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last week found Clinton’s public approval rating at a mediocre 44 percent. Just 38 percent of registered voters said they would "probably" or "almost certainly" vote for her in 2016, while 37 percent said they would definitely vote against her.