Hillary Clinton, who belongs in jail, seems to be developing some trust issues with voters in three crucial states:
The former secretary of state’s leads in matchups with possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates are down in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Tuesday. Clinton is heavily favored to win the 2016 Democratic nomination.
In Florida, former Gob. Jeb Bush garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 42 percent support — last month she edged him, 44 percent to 43 percent. Once leading Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in his home state by 10 percentage points February, Clinton now holds a 46 percent to 44 percent lead.
In Pennsylvania, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul gets 45 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent.
Though she still has a lead in Ohio (46 percent to 41 percent over Paul), no voters in any of the three states find Clinton honest and trustworthy.
I’m not interested in the head-to-head numbers per se, since we don’t have any actual candidates yet on either side. But the trend lines for Clinton are clearly not good, especially the ones regarding her honesty and trustworthiness — of which she has neither.
Once lost, trust is difficult, nearly impossible, to get back — and that’s when a President already has the full weight of the Oval Office behind them. For candidates, it’s probably a deadly loss.
Are you starting to think the biggest question left in her political career is how to bow out gracefully?