Hillary Clinton. (Nathaniel F / CC BY-ND 2.0)

In mid-April, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating among Democrats dropped to its lowest point since Gallup began tracking her in July.

Gallup reports:

The degree of the depths to which Clinton has descended is evident when compared with her highest net favorable rating (+63, among Democrats) in early November. This means her current net favorable rating among her own partisans is about half of what it was at its peak last fall.

Sanders’ image also has slid some since April 1, returning to where it was in early March. The drops in both candidates’ images no doubt reflect the increasing volume of their criticism of one another. But Sanders’ image remains much more positive than Clinton’s — 16 points higher on the net favorable scale. …

The big picture for Sanders is one of image improvement over time as he has become better known. This directly contrasts the big-picture trend for Clinton of a decline in her image over time, particularly in recent weeks.

Bottom line on the Democrats at this point: Sanders clearly is the better liked of the two candidates among Democrats, as Clinton’s image has suffered a significant decline in recent days.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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