Check out Gallup’s latest on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have multifaceted images among the American public. But the most common responses Americans give when asked to say what comes to mind when they think of each are “dishonest” and “dislike her” for Clinton, and “socialist” and “old” for Sanders.
And there’s more when it comes to Hillary…
In addition to the 21% of responses in the “dishonest/don’t trust her” category, another 7% of Americans use even stronger words in a similar negative vein, including “criminal,” “crooked” and “thief.” Nine percent say they dislike her.
And even more…
Unfortunately for Clinton, the negative associations currently outnumber the positive ones by a sizable margin, and even among Democrats, the negatives are fairly high.
What will be the implications of these honesty and likability concerns when it comes to Hillary?
Which GOP candidate at this stage of the game has the best shot to beat her, given the types of concerns people have about her?
Does Sanders have a real shot to defeat her?
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