Hillary Clinton is sliding in the polls.
Against a relatively poor Democratic field, and with every possible institutional advantage at her disposal, the former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady continues to give up ground to the staunchly left-wing and out-spoken Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Clinton’s lead over the Vermont socialist has shrunk to 7 points, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Clinton has 42 per cent support among Democrats across the U.S., Sanders has 35 per cent, and Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently not a candidate, sits on 17 per cent.
Highlighting the fragility of single-figure presidential primary leads, Breitbart’s Mike Flynn notes that at this stage in the campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Clinton posted “much stronger leads against [eventual winner] Barack Obama and [antipoverty campaigner] John Edwards.”
According to The Economist, Clinton’s favourability rating has slumped back to where it was in her early days as First Lady when a series of scandals tainted the public’s perception of her and her husband Bill.
Recent analysis by Gallup, as cited in The Economist, found that when voters think about Clinton their most common thoughts are associated with “email”, “emails”, email scandal”, “that email thing”, “email stuff” and “private emails”.
On the G.O.P. side, billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is running neck and neck with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is now tied for third with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Trump is enjoying the support of 21 per cent of Republican primary voters, while Carson is backed by 20 per cent and Rubio and Fiorina are tied at 11 per cent each.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has Jeb Bush at 7 per cent.
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