Despite a climb in Democratic primary poll numbers, most voters still do not view Hillary Clinton as honest or trustworthy, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.
MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald said Wednesday that Clinton’s honest and trustworthy numbers "still have not really changed much at all."
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Sixty percent of voters maintain that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, while 36 percent say she is honest and trustworthy.
Seitz-Wald said Bernie Sanders "removed the email controversy from the plate" after his remarks at the October 13 CNN Democratic debate. For weeks prior, the controversy haunted Clinton and brought down her poll numbers.
"The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!" Sanders said.
His remarks were compounded by Clinton’s performance at the 11-hour Benghazi hearing October 22, after which polls showed that Clinton was winning over once uneasy voters.
The media highlighted Clinton in the 10-day gap between the debate and the hearing, dubbing the gap Clinton’s ‘best ten days ever.’ However, the glory of those 10 days has left voters unmoved, as most still do not trust Clinton.
Some have observed that she appears artificial and robot-like. In response to critics, Clinton insisted in September that she was a ‘real person.’ "I am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that!" she said.
When criticism continued, Clinton admitted that she is actually a robot.
"I’m really not even a human being. I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto a very long time ago," she said in October.
However, Clinton has also shown that she is technologically illiterate, grappling with emojis, Twitter, and her ‘hPad.’ This contradiction may contribute to voter distrust.