Hillary’s popularity takes a dive amid email scandal

Much of the goodwill Hillary Clinton built up as serving as secretary of state has dissipated, a new poll shows, just as she prepares for a second bid for the presidency.

And her popularity has taken an especially hard hit since the public became aware that she operated a private email system while serving in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.

A CNN/ORC International survey taken last weekend, after Clinton held a press conference at which she tried to explain away her secret server, found that Clinton’s high approval ratings as an Obama administration official had entirely eroded.

She is currently disliked by as many Americans, 44 percent, as she was in June of 2008 when she officially ended her presidential campaign and endorsed her future employer…