There is more bad news today for Hillary Clinton. The latest PPP poll in New Hampshire confirms what the recent Boston Globe/FPU poll indicated: Bernie Sanders is beating her in the primary race.
PPP’s becomes the second poll in the last 14 days to show Hillary down by 7 points. Bernie leads 42-35. In the Boston Globe/ FPU poll, he was up 44-37. This brings him into a 1 point lead according RCP’s average.
This news comes on the heels of a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ poll showing that Jeb Bush was beating Hillary in Michigan by a 45-40 margin. She only barely squeaked out a 2 point lead over Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up: 42-40.
No wonder, her image with voters in Michigan is overwhelmingly bad: 55 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of her, while only 32 percent had a favorable opinion. Only Trump is as disliked among the respondents, who gave him an unfavorability rate of 56 percent.
This is not a good sign for Clinton, who was beating Bush in the poll when it was last taken in June. Michigan is a large potential swing state that has gone to the Democratic candidate each of the last seven presidential elections. The last Republican to win was George H. W. Bush in 1988.
Much of the disfavor toward has to do with voters lack of trust in her, stemming in part from the revelations concerning her email server. Rasmussen just found that 46 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that she should suspend her campaign – about equal with the number who consider the server issue to be a major scandal.
It’s no surprise that Democrats are looking anywhere for a savior: to Sanders, to Elizabeth Warren, to Joe Biden –some have even mentioned Al Gore and John Kerry. Things aren’t going as planned and the resulting crackup can only be good for conservatives.