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Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

Original post made by pogo, Woodside: other, on Jul 22, 2015

One of this site's posters continually and tauntingly asks "who can beat Hillary Clinton?" According to today's Quinnipiac poll, apparently THREE Republican candidates can and they do so in critical swing states (Colorado, Iowa and Virginia). Mercifully, Donald Trump is NOT among the trio.

With the obvious caveat that we are more than 15 months away from the election, a fact that the above referenced poster ignores, it would appear that Secretary Clinton's "inevitability" strategy may not be working as well as planned.

Excerpts from the story and the link follow.

According to today's Quinnipiac poll, Secretary Clinton trails three Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. She trails Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker in each of those states. The biggest loser is Donald Trump who is viewed unfavorably by an almost a 2-to-1 margin by voters in those states.

The results offered more indications that Clinton has a problem: Voters say they don't trust her. About a third of voters in each state say she is not honest or trustworthy. "She has lost ground in the horse race and on key questions about her honesty and leadership," according to Peter Brown of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm

pogo is a registered user.

Actually, about TWO-THIRDS of voters in those states say that Ms. Clinton is not honest or trustworthy. My original post mistakenly reversed the percentage.

Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

really? is a registered user.

I just can't believe that people would suggest the words 'honesty and leadership' as an indirect attribute for Bush, Rubio or Walker. There is a 'perception of lacking' those characteristics, and then theres a level of malicious incompetence that's illustrated by Walker and Bush.

Rubio's just a young zealot who speaks Spanish, the limit of his CV.

Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 23, 2015 at 6:45 am

Menlo Voter is a registered user.


I can't believe anyone would associate the words honesty and leadership with Hillary. She has to be the most dishonest, arrogant ass to ever run for president.

Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

pogo is a registered user.

really -

It would be incorrect to conclude "that people would SUGGEST [my emphasis] the words 'honesty and leadership' as an indirect attribute for Bush, Rubio or Walker." The poll did not ask that question and the article made no such inference.

The article spoke about those attributes ONLY with regard to Hillary Clinton.

"In Colorado, only 34% of voters said they see Clinton as honest and trustworthy while 62% said they don't. In Iowa, the numbers were 33% to 59% -- a drop from 45% to 47% in April. And in Virginia, Clinton did best, at 39% saying they trust her to 55% saying they don't."

Those are pretty stunning numbers and may explain her challenges. As I said, the election is a long way away and she has plenty of time to address this shortcoming and the Republicans have an equal amount of time to implode.

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