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Nothing But Bad News for Mrs. Clinton

Posted by on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, bad news for Hillary Clinton.  You know it's bad when the Drive-Bys lead with it, even though the Drive-Bys plug a story in the middle of the Hillary story about how difficult it is for certain Republicans out there, too, such as Jeb Bush. The fact is CNN and a bunch of Drive-Bys, they can't avoid the news.  Hillary's unfavorables are now up to 50%. 

"More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001." So that would be the last 15 years.  This according to a new CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 race.  I'm reading here from a CNN story.  "While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democrat field --" See, they have to throw that in to try to cushion the blow for the Hillary supporters that are reading this piece on CNN.  I mean, it's devastating news. She's continuing to plummet here. 

There's nothing exciting about Hillary. There's nothing invigorating. There's nothing inspirational about Mrs. Clinton whatsoever.  I mean, it's even been reduced -- we got a sound bite here from The Forehead, says (paraphrasing), "Oh, yeah, yeah, Hillary's really great in small groups."  Whatever that means.  Some poor guy wants to get a picture with her, an autograph, and she sends him to the back of the line.  The guy should have offered two grand and he would have been able to stay in line where he was.

 

Oh.  And then there's big news.  Wait until Democrat voters hear about this.  It seems that two or three major investment banks and other groups who were hell-bent on the Keystone pipeline being approved have donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton was taking money from people interested in the Keystone pipeline, and all the while every Democrat thinks that she's steadfastly opposed to it because Democrats should be opposed to it because it's oil and it's polluting and it's climate change and all this other stuff. She and her husband are out there just Hoovering up this money wherever they can get it. 

You combine that with the fact that more people have an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001, and it is not a pretty picture out there.  "The poll shows that her numbers have dropped significantly across several key indicators since she launched her campaign in April. A growing number of people say she is not honest and trustworthy," 57%.  It was 49% in March.  That was bad enough.  Forty-nine percent say she not honest and trustworthy.  Now it's 57%.  "Less than half feel she cares about people like them."  That's that devastating question that killed Romney.  Remember the exit poll question in 2012?  Is that right?  Yeah.  Exit poll question, cares about people like me.  Obama 81%, Romney 19%. 

On that same question, Hillary 47% of the people claim or think or feel that Hillary cares about people like them.  It was 53%.  So that's a drop of six points. "More now feel she does not inspire confidence (50%, up from 42% last March)." It's just devastating out there, and they're reduced to saying, "While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democrat field." That doesn't mean anything.  It just means that Bernie Sanders isn't striking any fires yet and Martin O'Malley isn't, either. 

And Elizabeth Warren, by the way, beginning to tailout, spinout, flameout, whatever, so she's off the scene.  So it doesn't matter.  I mean, they have no bench.  That's the whole point.  Hillary is it.  So this is not good news.  Now, they're gonna say it's early, and it's tied to all the news about the Clinton Foundation, and once time passes and people forget that, then everything will be okay.  Nothing to see here. 

Meanwhile, Scott Walker continues to nail down Iowa.  Many of the Drive-Bys remain fascinated at that and really dazzled and impressed.  By the way, the same thing's happened to Jeb Bush that is happening to Hillary.  Washington Post:  "Frontrunner Angst: Bush Lead Evaporates, Clinton Favorability Hits 7-Year Low."

That's one link.  A Politico link:  "Hillary Clinton Unfavorable Numbers Highest in 14 Years."  That's CNN and Politico now, which we just had for you.  And from ABC News: "Poll Reveals Hillary Clinton's Biggest Weaknesses."  But the bottom is also falling out for Jeb.  In fact, the Washington Post story: "After five months of forums, fundraising appearances and trips to the early states, the 2016 Republican nomination contest is as unsettled as ever, with no candidate receiving more than 11 percent support and seven candidates all within three points of one another.

So what?  It's still early and it's a crowded field.  Who says there's supposed to be a front-runner by now?  See, this is typical, too.  If somebody -- and, by the way, in Iowa there is.  It's Scott Walker.  But who says there's supposed to be Republican frontrunner?  These guys want to make the claim that no Republican yet made a move to stand out from the crowd other than Walker in Iowa, it's big trouble for the Republicans.  Hell's bells, we haven't even started the debates yet.  We're still, what, 15 months out.  So this is just more mind control that the Drive-Bys are attempting.  

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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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This episode of OMG HILLARY IS RUNNING is brought to you by sheer panic.

* She's still going to beat the shit out of any right-wing 10th century religious freakasaurus that falls out of the GOP clown car. 999! lol

C'mon GOP - give us a REAL candidate! Stop pandering to the evangelicals!

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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BUMP!

Pema_Jampa
by on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:18 PM
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Another thread saying that people don't like her and yet..she is still beating them all. Go figure

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

This episode of OMG HILLARY IS RUNNING is brought to you by sheer panic.

* She's still going to beat the shit out of any right-wing 10th century religious freakasaurus that falls out of the GOP clown car. 999! lol

C'mon GOP - give us a REAL candidate! Stop pandering to the evangelicals!


KittyMom1026
by Scorpio on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:20 PM

They'll keep saying that all the way up to the time she has her hand on the bible taking the oath of office.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Another thread saying that people don't like her and yet..she is still beating them all. Go figure

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

This episode of OMG HILLARY IS RUNNING is brought to you by sheer panic.

* She's still going to beat the shit out of any right-wing 10th century religious freakasaurus that falls out of the GOP clown car. 999! lol

C'mon GOP - give us a REAL candidate! Stop pandering to the evangelicals!


motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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why? 

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

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 Post is suspect....

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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, bad news for Hillary Clinton

Rest of the post negagted....

 

Pema_Jampa
by on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Pew Study: Right-Wing Radio Shows Among Most Distrusted Sources Of News

Source: Pew Research Center 



A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck's talk radio shows are more distrusted than trusted among three generations surveyed by Pew. 

Pew surveyed millennials, Generation Xers, and baby boomers on political news sources and how each generation trusted them. The study published on June 1 found that "Four sources are distrusted more than trusted by all three: The Glenn Beck Program, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, and BuzzFeed." From Pew Research Center: 


Read more: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/06/01/pew-study-right-wing-radio-shows-among-most-dis/203837 



http://www.journalism.org/2015/06/01/millennials-no-less-trusting-or-distrusting-of-news-sources/
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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BUMP!

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM
Why Hillary Clinton is upside down

Last Thursday, senior officials on Hillary Clinton's campaign insisted she hadn't been distracted or damaged by reports about the Clinton Foundation's operations or revelations that she kept her State Department email on a private server and then destroyed some of the records.

Maybe she ought to be more distracted, because new polling out Tuesday suggests she has, in fact, been damaged by those stories.

The big data points come from an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

ABC News/Washington Post

More than half of independents and more than one-third of Democrats disapprove of Clinton's handling of email.

ABC News/Washington Post

More than half of independents and more than a quarter of Democrats disapprove of her handling of Clinton Foundation fundraising questions.

Clinton advisers say she's laser-focused on winning a Democratic primary right now and Democratic voters don't care much about these issues. But clearly they're not a monolith. More than a third of them don't like her obfuscation on emails that were supposed to belong to the public, and more than a quarter don't appreciate the way she's dealt with questions about the way her family's foundation raises money.

Perhaps even more troubling than the disapproval numbers from Democrats are the approvals. Only 50 percent endorse the way she's handled the emails, and just 56 percent approve of the Clinton Foundation's fundraising practices. That's hardly the kind of territory a candidate wants to be in with her own party.

A clear majority of independents, who matter in a general election, are against her on both issues.

It appears to be having an effect on Clinton's overall standing with American voters. Her favorable rating stands at 45 percent in the survey, which is a seven-year low for Clinton in the ABC-Washington Post poll, and her unfavorable level is 49 percent. Her favorability was at 46 percent in a CNN/ORC survey released Tuesday — her lowest level in that poll since 2003 — and her unfavorable rating was 50 percent.

What should be most worrisome for the Clinton camp and for Democrats in general is that while her lead in the primary field is still prohibitive, her advantage over several Republican contenders has disappeared.

CNN/ORC International

CNN/ORC poll of 1,025 adults. Margin of error is 3 percentage points.

CNN/ORC International

CNN/ORC poll of 1,025 adults. Margin of error is 3 percentage points.

When they spoke last week, Clinton's advisers stipulated that they could not be named or quoted directly. Still, the polls suggest there's a significant distance between the campaign's public spin and the reality of how Americans, including a significant chunk of Democrats, feel about Clinton's standoffish approach to legitimate questions about the Clinton Foundation's symbiotic relationship with donors and about the way she handled and dismantled her email when she was a public servant.

Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dodged when asked about the foundation's finances on MSNBC, saying Bill and Hillary Clinton would have to answer those questions. Ditto for Dan Pfeiffer, the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, who called inquiries about her email and the foundation "legitimate questions" in a CNN interview. While Pelosi praised the work of the foundation and Pfeiffer said he didn't think the email issue would ultimately be a big problem for her campaign, their postures were clearly different than those of senior campaign officials.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, said Democrats aren't worried about defending the foundation at the moment.

It's "not a big issue yet," he said. "I think we all expect the usual anti-Clinton barrage, and this is no different. In some ways, her longtime critics have gone so overboard that particular criticisms are not differentiated."

What isn't clear from the polling — and what matters more than anything else — is how voters in the handful of 2016 swing states feel. Still, if Clinton's overall polling continues to slide, her ability to ignore the email and foundation issues will evaporate as quickly as her leads over Republican rivals have.

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