Hillary Broke a Humiliating Record That No One's Talking About


Hillary Clinton wanted desperately to make history by being America’s first female president. Instead, she just broke a different record for a very humiliating reason — and it provides a hint of exactly why she lost in the first place.

Forbes journalist Josh Jordan just pointed out an amazing fact that has been widely ignored by the mainstream media. Based on widely-respected Gallup polling, Hillary is the only candidate known to have dropped in likability after losing an election.

“How unpopular is Hillary Clinton? She was tied for the lowest favorable rating of any presidential candidate heading into the election, and dropped another point after losing,” Jordan posted on Twitter, along with a chart from Gallup confirming this fact.

“She’s the only losing candidate to actually drop post-election … and she was already historically low,” he pointed out.

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In comparison, every other presidential candidate of the last 25 years became more popular even after losing the presidency. This makes some sense: Campaigns can be bitter and full of negative attacks. A year or two after a candidate loses, they often seem more “human” and genuine than at the peak of a tense race.

For instance, Mitt Romney moved up four points in likability from 2012 to 2013, after he lost to Barack Obama. So did Bob Dole after being defeated by Bill Clinton.

George H. W. Bush and John McCain received the largest increases in likability after their losing elections, with a 16 and 14 point gain, respectively.

In contrast, Hillary Clinton lost one point in likability among the American people between 2016 and 2017, after losing the upset election to Donald Trump.

Has Hillary Clinton hurt herself with negative behavior since the election?

“Over the past quarter century, the favorable ratings of losing presidential candidates generally have increased after the election — some in the immediate aftermath and others in the months that followed,” explained Gallup.

“But for Clinton, this has not been the case. Seven months after her failed bid for the presidency, she remains as unpopular now as she was then,” the polling group stated in 2017.

It has now been 500 days since the Trump vs. Clinton election — nearly a year and a half — but Hillary continues to blame others for her loss.

Just last week, she implied that states that voted red were backward and regressive, despite the fact that many actually went for Obama in 2012. Perhaps more incredibly, the failed candidate also lashed out at women for somehow being weak and easily manipulated by men if they didn’t vote for her. Feminism!

Women who voted for Trump were motivated by “ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should,” she declared in a divisive rant.

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Like somebody who keeps digging themselves into a deeper hole, Hillary Clinton still hasn’t figured out that scolding Americans and trying to shame them into voting her way is a losing strategy.

Helpful hint: Maybe calling half the country “deplorable” and implying that anyone who voted differently is a horrible and hateful person isn’t the best way to win friends. The Trump Train may hit a few bumps, but the Hillary Trainwreck has gone completely off the rails.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.