by Michael Krieger
The more people get to know Hillary Clinton, the more they dislike her. The more people get to know Bernie Sanders, the more they like him.
For the latest evidence, let’s turn to Gallup:
We can start with the Democratic side of the ledger, where Clinton’s current net favorable rating of +36 among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents is based on 66% who give her a favorable rating and 30% who give her an unfavorable rating.
Clinton’s image has undergone ups and downs over the course of the campaign season, just as it has over her entire 25-year career in the national spotlight. Overall, however, April so far has not been kind to the former secretary of state. Her net favorable rating has descended steadily to her current low point — in the midst of a crucial stage of the primary season, which will help determine whether she’ll emerge the clear winner over Bernie Sanders before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.