While the former president’s favorability ratings remain neutral, 59 per cent of U.S. voters believe the sexual abuse allegations against President Clinton according to a new poll.
President Clinton has been plagued by women accusing him of sexual assault, rape, and other impropriety for decades, and it has apparently taken its toll on Clinton’s public image. According to a Rasmussen poll, over half of voters, 59 per cent, believe the allegations against Clinton. Less than a third, 28 per cent, are undecided, and only 13 per cent believe Clinton is innocent.
Wording for the survey questions, often a point of contention when it comes to determining if a survey was done correctly, were very simple. According to Rasmussen, their questions were “Do you have a very favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Bill Clinton?” and “Do you believe the allegations by several women who claim Bill Clinton sexually assaulted them?”
After Alex Jones successfully “memed” the phrase “Bill Clinton is a rapist, Infowars dot com” into the cultural mainframe, the former president has faced increasingly frequent reminders of his accusations, including by Juanita Broaddrick, who frequently uses Twitter to accuse the former president of sexually assaulting her.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
As Hollywood stars and Washington politicians continue to be embroiled in sexual assault, groping, and molestation controversies, many wonder how long President Clinton can escape the public’s wrath for his alleged assaults.
The poll was conducted between November 26-27, and included responses from 1,000 likely voters.