Poll: Few People Trust Hillary Clinton

61 percent of independents say she's not 'honest and trustworthy'

• May 28, 2015 12:59 pm


A majority of Americans do not think Hillary Clinton is "honest and trustworthy," according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Just 39 percent of American said they considered Clinton honest and trustworthy, compared to 53 percent who said otherwise. The gap among independents (31 percent to 61 percent) was even larger. Clinton's favorable/unfavorable rating, meanwhile, remains underwater at 45 percent to 47 percent.

A slim plurality of Americans (48 percent) said they believed Hillary Clinton "cares about the needs and problems of people like [me]," compared to 47 percent who said otherwise. A majority of independents (52 percent) said Clinton did not care about their needs and problems, versus 42 percent who said she did.

Clinton continues to lead the field of GOP primary candidates, according to the poll, but not by much. She leads Marco Rubio by 4 points (45 percent to 41 percent), Rand Paul by 4 points (46 percent to 42 percent), and Scott Walker by 8 points (46 percent to 38 percent). Clinton draws 50 percent against only one potential candidate: Donald Trump.