Further cracks have emerged in the hull of Hillary Clinton’s ship of inevitability, The Hill reports. A New Hampshire poll shows Clinton trailing behind considerably. Since New Hampshire is the least conservative among early primary states is is often considered a bellwether for future performance.
According to the University of New Hampshire’s Granite State Poll, Hillary is outdone by Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul with margins ranging from 4 to 6 points. Most dramatic of the shift is an 18-point swing by Jeb Bush to 47 points over Hillary’s 41, having only pulled 39 points to her 51 in February.
The number indicates serious problems for Hillary’s prospects since New Hampshire often bellwethers other battleground states in their decision for the presidential election.
Despite traveling to the state numerous times, this poll is the first time she has dropped below the 50% mark. While New Hampshire favored President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, Clinton’s chance remains in doubt.