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Hillary Clinton’s popularity wanes

The recent e-mail controversy that dogged Hillary Clinton has taken a bite out of her approval numbers, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.

More than two years ago, two-thirds of Americans had a favorable opinion of the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady. Today, she’s at 49 percent.

Even worse, her unfavorable total stands at 46 percent.

Still, Clinton whips all GOP comers in the survey. Her closest challengers are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Bush falls to Clinton in a hypothetical matchup by 41-53 percent while Walker falls short by 40-54 percent.

Still, it’s mighty early, folks.

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