Hillary Clinton's favorability rating continues to plummet, with a new Gallup poll finding that it has fallen seven points this year and 15 points in the last 18 months.
The survey results
show Clinton's current favorability rating is 44 percent. Since 2007, the figure peaked at 66 percent, registered in 2012 — but it's been on the decline ever since.
Clinton launched her presidential campaign in April but has been dogged by scandals regarding her family's foundation and her use of a private email address and server during her time as secretary of state (2009-2013).
Broken down by party, 79 percent of Democrats, 42 percent of independents, and 12 percent of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Clinton, according to the Gallup figures. Those numbers have also declined since they hit their peak in 2012.
The above ratings are similar to what they were in 2007, when Clinton was gearing up for a presidential run opposing Barack Obama.
suggest that Vice President Joe Biden may be considering joining the presidential race, which would pit him against Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
If Biden does decide to run, some experts believe he would receive Democrats' backing.
"She is in big trouble. The [poll] numbers are horrible. The direction of the numbers continue to go down," said John Sununu, a former chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush and governor of New Hampshire.
"She has not created any semblance of a coherent message. She is desperately buying $1 million or $2 million worth of ads in Iowa and in New Hampshire … So the Democratic Party is looking around and Joe Biden is probably the most likely alternative horse."
Another recent poll
found that Clinton's support among white female voters is on the decline.
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