Oh boy. The presidential campaign has barely started and already the presumptive future President, Hillary Clinton, has fallen behind … well, basically everyone. The GOP field still stands at about 15 candidates (some more serious than others), this fact alone should give Hillary (and the one or two other serious Democrat contenders) a huge lead in the polling, but it doesn’t. Nope, instead what the polling finds is that no matter who you stack Hillary up against, she comes up short.
In an election for President of the United States, today, Labor Day, business provocateur Donald Trump narrowly defeats Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Al Gore, in head-to-head matchups, according to nationwide polling conducted by SurveyUSA.
* Trump 45%, Clinton 40%. (There is a 20-point Gender Gap; Trump leads by 18 points among seniors.)
* Trump 44%, Sanders 40%. (Trump leads by 10 among independents and by 6 among moderates.)
* Trump 44%, Biden 42%. (Trump leads by 10 among the best educated; Biden leads by 17 among the least educated.)
* Trump 44%, Gore 41%. (Trump leads by 12 among men and by 18 among voters age 50+.)
In case you didn’t notice, the results of that SurveyUSA poll tell us that Joe Biden and Al Gore are likely stronger candidates for the Democrats to run and the socialist Bernie Sanders does just as well as Hillary Clinton! These are not strong signs for the Clinton campaign.
But wait… it gets worse (or better, depending on your perspective).
The day after the Survey USA poll broke, NBC/Marist released their latest poll results and found that Clinton was indeed in quite a bit of trouble.
It seems that Hillary Clinton is faltering in the very important early states of Iowa and New Hampshire:
In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 percent and Vice President Joe Biden gets 16 percent…
And in hypothetical general-election contests, the NBC/Marist polls found that Jeb Bush and Donald Trump both beat Clinton in Iowa:
Bush 50 percent, Clinton 39 percent
Trump 48 percent, Clinton 43 percent
In New Hampshire, the general-election numbers are:
Bush 48 percent, Clinton 43 percent
Clinton 46 percent, Trump 45 percent
Hillary Clinton is in a lot of trouble, and honestly, I don’t see any hope for her on the horizon. Look for the “draft Biden” momentum to continue to build as Democrats grow ever more worried about the Clinton campaign’s likelihood of imploding. Even now, Biden is the stronger candidate for the Democrats in all of these early states, which should speak volumes about how much trouble the Democrat Party has coming in 2016.
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