Poll: More than Half of Americans Wouldn’t Consider Voting for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton
AP

Americans aren’t very excited about Hillary Clinton, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of George Washington University.

When asked about potential 2016 candidates, 51 percent of respondents said they would not consider voting for Clinton, with 44 percent saying they felt "strongly" about their position. By comparison, 47 percent of respondents said they would consider voting for Clinton, but only 30 percent felt "strongly" about it.

Hillary’s favorability rating, meanwhile, remains slightly underwater, with 48 percent of Americans reporting a favorable impression of her (27 percent "strongly favorable"), and 49 percent reporting an unfavorable impression (39 percent "strongly unfavorable).

The results are in line with previous polls that show Clinton’s support slipping, and her favorability rating slipping, a likely result of the fact that many voters do not consider her to be "honest and trustworthy."

According to the GWU poll, Americans are split as to which party would do a better job handling key issues, giving Democrats the advantage on jobs (49 percent to 42 percent) and healthcare (52 percent to 39 percent), and Republicans the advantage on the economy (49 percent to 44 percent), taxes (47 percent to 44 percent), and foreign policy (50 percent to 40 percent).