With the first voting of the year about to take place in Iowa and New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking less formidable than at any point in this cycle.
Just out today is a new Quinnipiac poll that shows Hillary Clinton slipping fast in Iowa. Bernie Sanders is now beating her by five points, 49-44, despite her leading by eleven points just a month ago. This is not good news for a frontrunner with the weight of the DNC behind her, who was expected to walk over the ultra-liberal Vermont senator in the primaries.
What is causing the slippage?
Iowa voters know Hillary Clinton doesn’t share their values. Sanders has opened up a 27-point advantage on the question of whether each candidate is honest and trustworthy.
Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, suggested as much: “Sen. Sanders' surge seems based on the perception by Iowa Democrats that he is a better fit for Iowans. They see him, by solid double digit margins as more sharing their values, more honest and trustworthy and viewed more favorably overall than is Secretary Clinton."
An eye-popping Clinton slide is also happening in New Hampshire. In a new Monmouth University poll, Sanders is leading Clinton in New Hampshire by 14 points, 53 percent to 39 percent. The poll marks another huge change from November when Clinton lead Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent.
According to Monmouth, “Sanders retains his sizable advantage among registered independents and new voters, men, and younger voters and has now overtaken Clinton among registered Democrats, women, and voters age 50 and older.” Her slide is widespread among many different voter groups, another indictment of her failed policies and legacy of dishonesty.
As Hillary Clinton continues to face an FBI investigation into her secret email server and potential conflicts of interests with her family foundation, voters rightly distrust Clinton and it’s hurting her in the polls.
Now with three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton has shifted to the extreme left as she struggles to compete against socialist Bernie Sanders.
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