Hillary Clinton’s lead in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed and her overall favorability ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since 2001, CNN reported on Wednesday.
It said 47 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters surveyed in a poll this month said they supported Clinton for the party’s nomination, down 9 points since July and marking “the first time her support has dipped below 50 percent in national CNN/ORC polling on the race.”
Backing for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, her closest rival for the Democratic nomination, has risen 10 points since July to 29 percent, CNN said. Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to announce whether he will run, is third at 14 percent.
The poll still shows her winning head-to-head match ups with the GOP candidates, but Trump is closing on her. The free-for-all nature of the Republican primary this year was bound to help Hillary in that kind of polling anyway, so there isn’t much to worry about there yet.
This is merely indicative of how poorly this imperious shrew wears on the public when her handlers absolutely have to expose them to her. There is a reason the DNC doesn’t want to have a lot of debates: no good can come of Hillary’s prolonged exposure to the American people.
I still believe the Clintons are such accomplished criminals that this email scandal won’t do her in, but her personality just might.