Hillary Clinton's poll numbers reach 6-year low

Hillary Clinton is considered to be the favorite for the Democrats in 2016, but her poll numbers don't show it.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval ratings are at their lowest in 6 years at 49 percent.

The drop in Clinton's approval is a significant dip from her ratings while she was Secretary of State. The numbers are surprising as Clinton is widely considered to be the Democratic favorite for the 2016 presidential election. Since she left the State Department she has been working on her book and been the subject of endless speculation about 2016.

She has not officially announced her bid for the presidential seat but potential GOP candidates including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are well on their way to the campaign trail. On the Democratic side, Vice President Joe Biden has also indicated that he could possibly start a campaign.

Clinton's approval may see a boost, though. Clinton recently announced the title of her memoir and has confirmed she is "thinking about" a 2016 presidential run. The dip in approval is likely due to the fact that she does not currently hold office.

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