In reporting on new Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential poll results, CNN appears to have suffered a teleprompter malfunction.
Polling data released this week by Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Connecticut, suggest that the former Secretary of State has lost 10 percentage points in her support among Democrats nationally, although she still has a commanding lead over her party primary rivals. The results also give businessman/reality TV star Donald Trump an increasing lead over his GOP counterparts.
In the same survey, asked what the first word that pops into their head about Hillary Clinton, respondents indicated “liar,” “dishonest,” and “untrustworthy” as the top three.
“‘Liar’ is the first word that comes to mind more than others in an open-ended question when voters think of Clinton. “Arrogant” is the word for Trump and voters say “Bush” when they think of Bush,” the Connecticut Post noted.
Commenting on the results, a Qunnipiac University Poll official observed that “Donald Trump soars; Ben Carson rises; Jeb Bush slips and some GOP hopefuls seem to disappear. Trump proves you don’t have to be loved by everyone, just by enough Republicans to lead the GOP pack. On the Democratic side, Secretary Hillary Clinton continues her slide while Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to narrow the gap…”
For whatever reason, CNN replaced untrustworthy with trustworthy when discussing the survey results as they pertained to Hillary Clinton during a broadcast anchored by Carol Costello, who deemed the word association a “weird mixed bag.” CNN contributor John Avlon, who presumably had the accurate information in front of him, replied that “it’s a weird mixed bag, but the first three are basically synonyms for having a truth-telling problem.” See clip embedded below.
The FBI has launched an investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s personal e-mail server which she used to conduct federal government business while in office. That a law enforcement probe has commenced in no way means that the Obama Justice Department will actually bring criminal charges against an ex-Obama administration official, however. Clinton foes have also alleged that the Clinton Foundation provided a money laundering vehicle for cash from multinational corporations and foreign governments to the former first family.
Ethical issues swirling around Clinton may also prompt Joe Biden to get into the race.
“As Mrs. Clinton has struggled, Vice President Joe Biden is considering a late entry into the presidential field. Quinnipiac’s new poll shows that Mr. Biden has very high favorability numbers and an advantage in the general election against three Republican contenders,” the Wall Street Journal explained.
The Quinnipiac public opinion survey about Hillary Clinton and other 2016 presidential candidates was derived from landline and cell phone interviews with about 1,500 registered voters across the country conducted from August 20 to August 25.
Separately, according to a just released poll from Iowa, Hillary Clinton’s lead over U.S. Senator Sanders, a Vermont socialist running as a Democrat, has dwindled to just seven points.
“Clinton has lost a third of her supporters since May, a trajectory that if sustained puts her at risk of losing again in Iowa, the initial crucible in the presidential nominating contest,” the Des Moines Register reported. GOP candidates Trump and Dr. Ben Carson lead the Republican field in Iowa.
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