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Trump is historically unpopular. But he's still more popular than Hillary Clinton.

President Trump might have dismal approval ratings, but at least he is slightly more popular than his archenemy, Hillary Clinton. A new Bloomberg Politics survey found that Clinton is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans, while 41 percent view President Trump favorably (Trump's approval ratings are often slightly lower than Bloomberg's number).

While only 6 percent of Trump's November voters view him unfavorably today, a whole fifth of Clinton voters say they hold a poor opinion of the former secretary of state. Only 8 percent of Clinton voters felt that way just before the election. Comparatively, former President Barack Obama is viewed favorably by 61 percent of voters, and former Vice President Joe Biden was recorded at 60 percent favorability.

"There's growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight," pollster J. Ann Selzer told Bloomberg Politics. "It's not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good."

Of course, there is one major difference: Trump is president, and this is not the campaign. The poll reached 1,001 American adults by phone between July 8-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 points. Read the full findings here.