Clinton Regains Her Footing Among U.S. Voters
Hillary Clinton has regained her footing ahead of the first televised debate in the Democratic presidential primary, a new poll shows.
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll published Tuesday morning, 47 percent of U.S. adults see Clinton as favorable while 49 percent see her as unfavorable. In the same August poll, Clinton was seen as unfavorable by 53 percent. Among registered voters, a majority (52%) still see her as unfavorable.
Her main challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders is still largely unknown to the general public and has a split 35/35 favorable/unfavorable rating.
Among Democratic Party voters, Clinton crushes Sanders in the popularity contest. By a 79-17 percentage-point margin, voters see Clinton in a favorable manner, while Sanders scores a 47/24 positive rating.
Sanders does better than Clinton among independents, Republicans, whites and voters aged 18-29.
Clinton has recently started to shift away from stiff political campaigning to offering a softer side of hers, in an attempt to overcome recent flops and the ongoing email scandal. The televised debate will likely help her reintroduce herself to the American public.