MSNBC: Clinton's 'Plummeting' Numbers Are a Concern, Democrats Feel Sense of 'Resignation' That She'll Be Nominee

June 2, 2015

A new CNN poll showing Hillary Clinton with an underwater approval rating and low trustworthiness levels led a Morning Joe discussion Tuesday about her "plummeting" numbers and how Democrats are resigned to her as a nominee.

Clinton's favorability rating was down seven points just since March to a 46 percent approval rating, and her honesty numbers were down 8 points to just 42 percent, with 57 percent answering they did not find her trustworthy.

"Yes, I do have concern, because any time your trustworthiness numbers, your favorability numbers go down, especially where they seem to be now for Hillary Clinton, that's not good," said Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. "It'll be a problem if the bounce doesn't go back up."

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he was surprised to see Clinton with a net-negative approval, and New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said there simply was a lack of excitement among Democrats for Clinton's campaign.

"One of the other things that's really troubling for Hillary is the enthusiasm inside the Democratic Party," he said. "That's why you've seen this energy around Bernie Sanders' candidacy, this interest in Martin O'Malley. When you talk to Democrats, there's almost a certain sense of obligation, almost resignation that yes, she's going to be the nominee and yes, we're onboard."