Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hillary’s support in a key,early state is suddenly crumbling

(Business Insider) Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is losing major ground in the key early state of Iowa.

A new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday shows Clinton's support among likely Iowa caucus-goers at just 37%, only 7% higher than liberal insurgent challenger [clearly, the writer meant socialist - ed.] Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).

That's down dramatically from the 50% support the former secretary of state enjoyed in the same poll conducted in June and a 20% drop from her standing in May.

"It looks like what people call the era of inevitability is over," pollster J. Ann Selzer said in a press release. "[Clinton] has lost a third of the support that she had in May, so anytime you lose that much that quickly it’s a wake-up call."

Clinton's image also continue to sink.

The percentage of Democratic Iowa caucus-goers who said that they had a mostly favorable view of Clinton dropped 11% from July, while her unfavorable numbers rose 9 points.

The drop coincides with Sanders' rise in popularity. Thirty percent of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers now say they back him as their first choice, up 6 points from June.