Hillary Clinton went into panic mode this week when she learned that she was quickly losing support among Democrats due to how unlikable she is.
The Washington Post reported that Clinton’s declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters have all been factors in her downward spiral in support among Democrats.
Over a dozen Clinton allies identified weaknesses in her campaign that could cause her to lose to presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. These weaknesses include poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Some liberals are worried that Clinton is a conventional candidate in an unconventional election in which voters clearly favor renegades.
“I bring it down to one thing and one thing only, and that is likability,” said Peter Hart, a Democratic pollster who has conducted a series of focus groups for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Instead of trying to fix these issues, Clinton is reportedly hoping Trump’s weaknesses are even greater than her own. However, her team is working to soften her stiff public image by highlighting her compassion. They are also trying to make her look more trustworthy and authentic by playing up her problem-solving abilities.
It’s a bad sign for Clinton that even liberals are admitting she is the least likable person in the race. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.