Clinton: The unfavorable-favorable presidential candidate

Angela Kellet, Contributing Writer

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump after the Democratic convention looked promising, but polls are now showing the race is narrower than previously reported.

According to a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal, Clinton is leading with a 4-5 point lead. Many may attribute the 4 point drop to her ever growing unfavorable ratings among voters.

Her unfavorable ratings are soon to match her opponent, with Clinton’s ratings at 59 percent of registered voters, and Donald Trump’s unfavorable ratings at 60 percent of registered voters.

The drastic rise of Hillary Clinton’s un-favorability can be attributed to the recent media coverage of her email scandal. Media coverage of the scandal surged after reports of tax dollars and millions of dollars from donors being funneled into the Clinton Foundation were released. According to a recent Politico article, the Clinton Foundation apparently allocated Bill Clinton’s GSA pension to the foundation’s funds.

Jake White, a freshman from Long Island stated, “She’s being forced down our throats; she’s the candidate we have, not the one we deserve.”

When asked what she could do to win his vote, he simply stated: “Tell the truth.”

These sentiments showcase the persistent argument against Clinton, with many saying that she is not trustworthy.

Her recent endorsement from two four-star generals may aid in her plan to win over Republican voters who are against Trump. The general’s’ stated that they saw “one viable leader,” discrediting Trump with their support towards Clinton.

Her previous experiences with foreign and domestic policy is her selling point to voters. Her allure for Republican voters who may switch their vote during this election parallels the race for Senate seats. New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania races have incredibly small margins between the two candidates for the Senate seat.

Clinton may have similar unfavorable poll numbers, but she is appealing to the minority voters.

St. John’s University student Naomi Charles stated, “As a black woman, I believe she will serve my needs way more than Trump will. I’m voting for her.”

Students across the St. John’s University campus stated that they want our nation to flourish and have significant changes made. Their vote in November will ultimately come down to who can make the best change.