Hillary Clinton trails Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination for president in New Hampshire, even if Vice President Joe Biden decides not to make a run for the White House, according to a new CNN/WMUR poll.
Sanders has the backing of nearly half of those who say they plan to vote in the first-in-the-nation Democratic primary next year — 46% support him — while just 30% say they back Clinton. Another 14% say they would support Biden, 2% former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, 1% former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, and less than half of 1% back former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee or Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig.
The worst presidential candidate in the history of ever is having a rough go of it now. This poll was probably done before the FBI announced they’d recovered some of her erased emails.
As Mrs. Bill hails from New York these days, it will be hard for her to spin this as a mere regional preference. At least she still has the women’s vote, right?
Not so much (italics added):
Clinton trails Sanders across most demographic groups, with broad gender and ideology divides bolstering Sanders’ run. He holds 56% of male Democratic voters compared with just 20% who back her, while the two are much closer among women, 39% back Sanders, 37% Clinton.
This is the point in these extended presidential campaigns when the early headlines-grabbing, non-establishment favorites are supposed to fade. As we have seen once already, however, no “inevitable” candidate is better at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory than Hillary Clinton.