For comparison's sake, here are seven of the biggest names appearing on stage at the Republican National Convention who could figure in the keynote discussion (full list here):
- Donald Trump
- Ted Cruz
- Scott Walker
- Paul Ryan
- Chris Christie
- Ivanka Trump
- Joni Ernst
But there's also something kind of conspicuous about the Democrats' lineup: Everyone on that list is popular — except Hillary Clinton.
That is partly because President Obama's numbers are on the upswing and partly because Clinton's are historically bad. Here's how it looks, based on the most recent poll in the Roper Center's database:
In fact, every name on the list is in positive territory, with more people liking them than disliking them. Chelsea Clinton is plus-43 (59 percent favorable vs. 16 percent unfavorable in a 2014 CNN poll), first lady Michelle Obama is plus-21 (Fox News), Biden is plus-18 (Bloomberg), Sanders is plus-10 (Suffolk), Obama is plus-7 (CNN) and Bill Clinton is plus-6 (CNN).
Clinton, meanwhile, is 25 points underwater (35 percent favorable, 60 percent unfavorable) in the most recent poll, conducted by Marist College.
As we've written before, if not for Donald Trump being even more hugely unpopular, Clinton would be the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in recent American history. She heads into her convention still looking like the favorite for the presidency, but the people who will precede her on-stage at her own convention in Philadelphia also risk overshadowing her — and driving home the perception that she's just not a terribly good politician.