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Clinton Nosedives In New Poll

- August 4, 2015

A New NBC/WSJ Poll Finds That Reliable Clinton Voting Blocs Are Souring On Clinton

Clinton Is "Sinking Further Underwater." "Hillary Clinton's favorability is sinking further underwater, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday night." (Neetzan Zimmerman, "Poll: Clinton's Favorability Takes A Major Hit," The Hill, 8/3/15)

Throughout His Presidency, Obama Has Never Had As Low Favorable/Unfavorable Numbers As Clinton Now Has. "Indeed, there are two ways to view Clinton's declining popularity numbers: On the one hand, President Barack Obama during his presidency has never held favorable/unfavorable numbers as low as Clinton's right now." (Mark Murray, "Hillary Clinton's Popularity Drops Sharply In NBC/WSJ Poll," NBC News, 8/3/15)

According To A New NBC News / Wall Street Journal Poll, Clinton Continues To Face "Bad News" As More Americans Continue To "View Her Negatively Than They Did A Month Ago." "The bad news for Hillary Clinton in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: More Americans view her negatively than they did a month ago, revealing potential vulnerabilities for a general-election presidential contest more than a year away." (Mark Murray, "Hillary Clinton's Popularity Drops Sharply In NBC/WSJ Poll," NBC News, 8/3/15)

  • The Poll Found That Americans Continue To Hold A Negative View Of Clinton By A 11 Point Margin - 48 Percent Have A Negative View And 37 Percent Have A Positive View. "Just 37 percent of all Americans have a positive view of Clinton, versus 48 percent who have a negative view (-11)." (Mark Murray, "Hillary Clinton's Popularity Drops Sharply In NBC/WSJ Poll," NBC News, 8/3/15)
  • The Poll Showed A Significant 15 Point Swing Since June. "That's a sharp drop since June, when the NBC/WSJ poll showed her with a 44 percent positive, 40 negative rating (+4) - so an overall 15-point swing." (Mark Murray, "Hillary Clinton's Popularity Drops Sharply In NBC/WSJ Poll," NBC News, 8/3/15)

The New Poll Shows That Clinton "Is Losing Ground With White Women." "Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama's electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white women and many other important slices of the electorate, the poll shows, amid a spate of reports about her email practices, speaking fees and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)

  • Clinton's Standing Among White Women Has Continued To Trend Downward From June With A Drop In Net Favorability Of 20 Points. "In June, 44% of white women had a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, compared to 43% who didn't. In July, those numbers moved in the wrong direction for Mrs. Clinton: Only 34% of white women saw her in a positive light, compared to 53% who had a negative impression of her, the poll found." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)
  • Suburban Women Had Been A Reliable Voting Bloc For Clinton But Her Net Favorability Among Them Has Fallen 23 Points. "Mrs. Clinton, of course, is a white woman. She was raised in the suburbs and earned both college and law degrees. She's fared well among voters with a similar background in past polls, but this month's survey shows that's no longer the case. In the first three months of the year, suburban women by a margin of 18 points had a positive view of Mrs. Clinton. In July, those numbers took a dramatic turn for the worse. By a five-point margin, suburban women had a negative view of Mrs. Clinton." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)
  • Clinton's Standing Among College-Educated Women Has Fallen From June With A Drop In Net Favorability Of 17 Points. "Among white women with at least a college degree, 51% had a positive view of Mrs. Clinton and 38% a negative as of June. In July, those numbers had turned to 43% positive and 47% negative." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)

Independents Continue To Sour On Clinton By A 25 Point Margin - 27 Percent Have A Positive View Of Clinton While 52 Percent Hold A Negative View. "In the first quarter of the year, independents were about evenly split in their perception of Mrs. Clinton. By July, many independents had soured on her. Just 27% had a positive image of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, compared to 52% who had a negative view." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)

Clinton's Support Amongst African-Americans Continues To Nosedive Since June As Her Favorable Numbers Have Dropped 15 Percent And Her Negative Numbers Increased By 12 Percent. "Mrs. Clinton still enjoys strong support from African-Americans - a core piece of the Democratic coalition - but less so than in the recent past. In June, by a margin of 81% to 3% African-Americans had a positive view of Mrs. Clinton. In July, the comparable numbers were 66% positive, 15% negative." (Peter Nicholas, "Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women - WSJ/NBC Poll," The Wall Street Journal, 8/4/15)

NBC's Mark Murray On Clinton Favorability: "The Past Month Has Been Very Rough For Her"

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Clinton's Low Approval Numbers Make Biden A Serious Threat Should He Enter The Presidential Race

Clinton's Terrible Poll Numbers Are Adding "To The Consternation Already Permeating Democratic Circles." "These numbers will certainly add to the consternation already permeating Democratic circles following a recent Quinnipiac University poll which showed Clinton's favorability drowning in key swing states." (Neetzan Zimmerman, "Poll: Clinton's Favorability Takes A Major Hit," The Hill, 8/3/15)

  • Biden's Entry Into The Presidential Sweepstakes Would Give The Democratic Establishment "A Viable Alternative." "Third, with Biden in the race, the Democratic establishment would have a viable alternative. The absence of a plausible fallback option has been no small part of the reason the party's panjandrums have been laboring to suppress their misgivings about the swirl of controversies around Clinton's e-mail practices and her family's foundation." (John Heilemann, "Where Joe Biden Is Coming From," Bloomberg, 8/3/15)

A Recent Quinnipiac Poll Shows That Biden's "Standing With The Electorate Is Stronger" Than Clinton And His Favorable Numbers Continue To Improve. "An argument could be made that Biden is, in fact, a superior campaigner to Clinton-or at least a more joyful and authentic one. By some measures, his standing with the electorate is stronger, too. In a Quinnipiac University national poll released late last week, Biden's favorable/unfavorable and honest/trustworthy numbers were considerably better than Clinton's. And while her ratings by such metrics have been gradually worsening, Biden's have been steadily improving; his favorability score is now the healthiest it has been since shortly after Election Day 2008, according to Quinnipiac." (John Heilemann, "Where Joe Biden Is Coming From," Bloomberg, 8/3/15)

  • Biden's Favorable Rating Has Increased By Six Points Since Quinnipiac's May Poll. "The Quinnipiac poll shows that 49% have a favorable view of him, versus 39% who have an unfavorable opinion. In May, 43% had a favorable view of Mr. Biden, versus 41% who had an unfavorable opinion." (Peter Nicholas, "Why A Biden Candidacy Is Looking More Viable," The Wall Street Journal, 8/3/15)

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