Rose: How Can Clinton Win Trust With One Debate After Failing to in a Lifetime?

• September 26, 2016 8:43 am


Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, avoided a question Monday posed by CBS’ Charlie Rose on Clinton having a lifetime to change the public’s view of her trustworthiness.

"The central question of this entire campaign is which one of these candidate is going on the side of everyday people and actually has plans [that] will make a difference in the lives," Mook said. "Can voters trust a candidate to get that done? And they can absolutely trust Hillary at that she has a lifetime record of working with both sides of the aisle, bringing people together, and getting real things done."

Mook had said earlier in the segment that Clinton knows she needs to earn the voters’ trust and the campaign found unfiltered moments, like her appearance on 60 Minutes with running mate Tim Kaine, as the moments where Clinton has polled better.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll from August showed that 52 percent of registered voters have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while 46 percent maintain a favorable impression of the Democratic nominee.

That same poll showed that 60 percent of registered voters found Clinton untrustworthy and dishonest while only 38 percent said the opposite.

A Fox News poll, also released in August, found that voters who view Clinton as honest and trustworthy rose from 30 percent in June to 36 percent.

Clinton is set to debate Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday evening. Polls released just days before the debate show that the race between the two candidates is within the margin of error.

There are also 42 days until election day.