Hillary Clinton one of few losing candidates to see favorability numbers fall in aftermath of election

Hillary Clinton one of few losing candidates to see favorability numbers fall in aftermath of election
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[Ed. – When the limelight begins to burn, that’s your cue to get out of it.]

Democrats, reveling in President Donald Trump’s plummeting popularity and the Republican Party’s civil wars, are looking forward to September. Except for one thing: the rollout of Hillary Clinton’s next book right after Labor Day.

Many Washington Democrats, though unwilling to criticize her in public, wish she’d “move on,” as Senator Al Franken has put it. They fear that her complaints help Trump make his case that the controversies surrounding him flow from the Democrats’ bitterness about their 2016 loss.

Associates hoped Clinton would also find a way to make a different contribution … [b]ut she remains haunted by her defeat. … She just comes across as a sore loser.

Or as Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer told the Washington Postlast month: “When you lose to somebody who has 40-percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself.”

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The Clintons, associates say, are convinced that the election was stolen. They may be right; we’ll find out soon enough whether there’s proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. If investigations by congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller turn up new facts, that’ll provide a better basis for analyzing the impact.

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