The way it usually works is that you announce you are running for President, and your numbers go up. Contrary to what the Hillary Clinton campaign wants you to think, they did in fact announce they were running in April…even if they were upstaged the next day by Marco Rubio…and even if they botched the announcement in the first place.
While still far ahead for her party’s nomination, Clinton faces challenges. She’s slipped underwater in personal favorability for the first time since her unsuccessful run for the presidency in 2008. She’s deeper in the hole for honesty and trustworthiness – down 5 points in just two months and 12 points in the last year. And Americans by 17- to 24-point margins disapprove of her handling of recent questions on her use of personal e-mail while secretary of state, her handling of the Benghazi attack in Libya and fundraising by her family’s foundation.
Those sexist bastards and/or bitches.