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Hillary's approval ratings plummet, Benghazi scandal blamed

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  1. bobmarley

    bobmarley Contributing Member

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the 2016 presidential candidate to beat, but her handling of the Benghazi, Libya assassination of the U.S. ambassador, panned by the public, has significantly knocked her approval ratings down from an all-time high of just three months ago, according to a new poll.

    While her favorability rating in February was 61 percent, a new Quinnipiac University poll out Friday had it cobbled down to 52 percent and her once double-digit lead over potential GOP presidential challengers Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul has been cut to less than 10 percent.

    "Her score is down substantially from her all-time high score in February. The drop in her favorability is substantial among men, Republicans and independent voters. One reason for her drop may be that 48 percent of voters blame her either a little or a lot for the death of the American ambassador in Benghazi," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University polling Institute.

    The drop in her favorability rating follows a series of GOP-led congressional hearings into the State Department's mishandling of the Benghazi affair. More are planned and lawmakers have demanded that Clinton's top political aides at State appear to testify.

    Still, she is the Democrat's best chance to succeed President Obama in the Oval Office. In matchups with the leading Republican hopefuls, Clinton beats Paul 49 percent to 41 percent and Bush 48 percent to 40 percent.

    Vice President Joe Biden is her chief rival for the job. But in the new poll he loses to Bush by six points and Paul by four points.

    "If Ms. Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, the potential Democratic field could include a somewhat unpopular vice president and a number of new faces who are unknown to the vast majority of Americans," said Brown. "The potential Republican candidates include many unknowns also. Some of them, however, lead the incumbent vice president and outscore him when it comes to overall voter favorability."

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  2. mc mark

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    That's weird

    Poll: Voters Pick Hillary Over Paul, Bush For 2016

    Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead among voters over Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in hypothetical matchups of the 2016 presidential race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
     
  3. Rashmon

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    You get your data from mainstream media rather than the vast assortment of reliably one-sided sources bob is using. You should try Newsmax, or the Washington Examiner.

    (excerpt from wikipedia) ...the Examiner in its current format, he envisioned creating a conservative competitor to The Washington Post. ..."When it came to the editorial page, ... he 'wanted nothing but conservative columns and conservative op-ed writers,' said one former employee."
     
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    Auto-play run!
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    That poll says the exact same thing that the article that bobmarley posted says. His article stated that a once double digit lead is down below 10%. Your poll shows an 8% advantage.
     
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    Her double digit lead came crashing down to only 8. With a new round of hearings on the way.

    Rashmon, when did TPM become MSM? What the Examiner cited was the Quinnipiac University Poll
     
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    Well that's excellent news for whoever will be Hillary's opponent (in three years).

    I guess
     
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    The fact that the Benghazi situation will only get worse for Hillary? Yes I agree.
     
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    How will it get worse?
     
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    What began as Josh Marshall’s personal blog during the Florida vote recount of November 2000 has since expanded into a profitable multimedia brand of fast-paced political news coverage.

    Talking Points Memo (or TPM) is a web-based political journalism organization created and run by Josh Marshall, a liberal journalist and historian.


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    I'm sure they have no bias whatsoever.
     
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    I and Josh accept your surrender.
     
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    Congrats to the Republicans for putting together a campaign to knock down the reputation of their likely 2016 opponent. However, I think they run the risk of overplaying their hand here. At some point, they could make the hearings look more bald-facedly like a political attack and positions will harden. They won't get more gains and Clinton could get a bounce from people who resent the attacks. I think they'd be better served by wrapping things up now, and then poke the electorate with periodic reminders until the next election.
     
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    [rquoter]
    Clinton gets a 91 - 4 percent favorability among Democrats and a 46 - 42 percent favorability from independent voters, with a negative 18 - 77 percent favorability from Republicans. Women are favorable 59 - 32 percent, while men are negative 44 - 50 percent.

    In February, she was 91 - 5 percent favorable among Democrats, negative 27 - 68 percent among Republicans and 59 - 35 percent positive among independents. She was 53 - 42 favorable among men and 68 - 27 percent favorable among women. [/rquoter]

    So, Clinton's popularity has declined amongst Republicans and so called independent voters. She remains the same within her party. I'd consider this bad news for Republicans, not good news.
     
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    Jeb Bush and Rand Paul can get White House moving-in tips from Mitt Romney...
     
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    Overplaying their hand seems to be the M.O. these days. A discerning voter can't even get on board with any facts, they're so busy screaming about everything with maximum outrage and minimal substance or legitimacy.
     
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    I'm looking forward to sarcastically posting "This is great news for Bobby Jindal!" in bobmarley threads in 2017.
     

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