HILLARY CLINTON POLLING FLASH: THE NUMBERS HAVE FLIPPED AGAINST HILLZ >>>> IN IOWA, VIRGINIA & COLORADO
HRC TRAILS BUSH, WALKER AND RUBIO IN LATEST Q-POLL IN THREE KEY STATES
PUNDITS SAY THAT IF TRUMP WEREN'T THE BIGGEST NEWS STORY RIGHT NOW, HILLARY'S BAD NUMBERS WOULD DOMINATE THE CYCLE --- BUT ODDLY --- IN THE SAME POLL, TRUMP IS THE LEAST FAVORED OF ALL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
According to a report in Newsmax, "Three 2016 Republican candidates — Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker — are ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in matchups in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new poll has found.... According to a Quinnipiac poll conducted July 9-20 of registered voters:
In Colorado, Clinton is at 38 percent compared to 46 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; she's at 36 percent compared to 41 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; and she also gets 38 percent in a matchup with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has 47 percent support.... In Iowa, Clinton has 36 percent compared to 44 percent for Rubio; Clinton has 36 percent compared to 42 percent for Bush; and in a race against Walker, Clinton is at 37 percent compared to 45 percent.... In Virginia, Clinton is at 41 percent in a matchup with Rubio, who has 43 percent; she has 39 percent in a matchup with Bush, who gets 42 percent; and Clinton is at 40 percent compared to 43 percent for Walker.... The results for Clinton compare to an April poll, in which she was ahead in a number of matchups...." ( See "Quinnipiac: Hillary Losing to GOP Rivals in 3 Swing States" by Melanie Batley, 7/22/15, Newsmax [http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/hillary-clinton-walker-bush-rubio/2015/07/22/id/658329/]).
The Newsmax article also points out that "... [m]eanwhile, the poll also found that Trump has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in each state, the worst of any candidate polled, Republican or Democrat: 31-58 percent in Colorado; 32-57 percent in Iowa; and 32-61 percent in Virginia.
TRUMP FACTOR -- LOOKS LIKE HE'S A NEGATIVE OVERALL -- MAYBE !!!The same Quinnipiac Poll also found that Trump has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in those same states, the worst of any candidate polled, Republican or Democrat: 31-58 percent in Colorado; 32-57 percent in Iowa; and 32-61 percent in Virginia.
On the Trump front, The Newsmax folks also threw in this tid-bit: "Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday, NBC Political Director and "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd said troubles in the Clinton campaign are being overshadowed by the popularity of Donald Trump.... 'If it wasn't for Donald Trump, the biggest story of the summer would be Hillary Clinton's problems solidifying herself inside the Democratic Party,' Todd said.... 'Whenever she's been out front as the face of the Democratic Party, her numbers are going down. They always have.'..."
If nothing else, talking about Trump gets in the way of more bad news for Hillary. That's got to be good for Hillary and bad for the GOP as a whole.... Then again, maybe not....