Nate Silver on Clinton’s 2016 Campaign: ‘Most Negative Campaign in History’


Political statistician Nate Silver on Monday said that two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ran the "most negative campaign in history" last year against Donald Trump.

Silver, the editor-in-chief of the data website FiveThirtyEight, said that Clinton doesn't get enough criticism for running a negative campaign.

"She ran by various measures the most negative campaign in history and she was successful," Silver said. "Although Trump helped himself a lot, she was successful at making Trump very unpopular. She didn't think about ‘how do I make myself more popular' as much."

Silver said that Clinton also didn't think about the 15 percent of people who didn't like either candidate and that she could have won the election had she gotten even half of those voters.

Silver's podcast episode revolved around the anticipated release of Clinton's new memoir,What Happened, on Tuesday and some of the excerpts that were released early.

Clinton sat down with CBS "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley to discuss her book on Friday and reflect on her loss to Trump. She blamed everything for her defeat.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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