Todd: After Benghazi Hearing, Independents Still View Clinton Negatively


MSNBC's Chuck Todd broke down the first poll taken since the Benghazi hearing Tuesday by NBC/ Wall Street Journal, with voters who identify as independent still continuing to view Hillary Clinton negatively on key issues.

Voters were asked how they viewed Clinton on her professional and personal attributes. Her numbers among Democrat poll respondents had risen slightly compared to before the hearing, while her numbers among independent poll respondents had remained at a net negative.

Clinton dropped 10 points on the question of if she was likeable and easygoing. She dropped 10 points on if she could bring real change.

"We are seeing a polarized view Hillary Clinton staring us in the face," Todd said.

Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who helped conduct the poll, said that voters have doubts centered around likability, integrity, and the ability to conduct change.

The poll also found that 38 percent were unsatisfied with Clinton's responses to questions during the 11-hour Benghazi committee hearing.

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Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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