Over the last three decades, the Gallup polling organization has been able to track Hillary Clinton's approvals; first as First Lady; then, as a person running for the Senate; also, as a Presidential contender; and now with another run at the presidency. Here's the result of that polling:
Then, as Hillary sunk back into hiding, her approval numbers rose again until, by 1999, she stood at an all time of 67%. However, following her and Bill's exit from the White House, she decided to run for U.S. Senator from New York in 2000. By 2001, her numbers had fallen to 44% and, if she hadn't been running against such a weak GOP candidate as Rick Lazio she probably wouldn't have won. After her senate victory, her approval numbers climbed back to 58%, until she ran for President against Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008. Then, her rating plummeted again, to just 46% and Obama won.
Now, since 2013 -- when she started her ill-fated book tour and it was presumed that she was pursuing the Presidency again -- she's gone from a 66% approval down to the current 48%; which, I am sure, will be going even lower in the future.
Essentially, all this proves is that Hillary is a bad candidate. The more people hear from her, the less they like her. Bill Safire had her accurately pegged in 1996 as a liar. Her explanation of her private email server is more proof of that. Then there's her claim that she and Bill were "dead" broke when they left the White House after they had just spent $2.85 million for a new home in Washington D.C.. And, then, there was a little matter of that $8 million book deal advance in 2000.
No one should ignore history; especially when it comes to Hillary Clinton. She opens her mouth and people develop negative attitudes towards her. She is not a good campaigner and the Democrats would be wrong to anoint her as their Presidential candidate. But, as a Republican, all I can say is "Run, Hillary, Run!"
Gallup: Clinton's Favorable Rating at 48%, But Dems Still Like Her: http://www.gallup.com/poll/182351/clinton-favorable-rating-dems.aspx?utm_source=Politics&utm_medium=newsfeed&utm_campaign=tiles
Bill Safire: A Blizzard of Lies: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/08/opinion/essay-blizzard-of-lies.html
Clintons Buy $2.85 Million Washington Home - NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/30/us/clintons-buy-2.85-million-washington-home.html
Hillary Clinton Book Advance, $8 Million, Is Near Record: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/16/nyregion/hillary-clinton-book-advance-8-million-is-near-record.html