Hillary Clinton leads a new poll. Figures reveal that Clinton would win in a race matched against any of the 2016 GOP candidates, as reported by The Hill.
MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist polled registered voters and found Hillary Clinton ahead of everyone – including Donald Trump, whom she leads by 11 points.
Trump has 41% support in the registered category, Hillary Clinton has 52%.
Clinton’s strong lead was apparently the result of new support from Latino voters — suggesting that perhaps Trump’s provocative recent comments about Latino immigrants worked against rather than for him.
In the national realm, Hillary also leads, and her closest competitor is not Trump. Ted Cruz is seven points behind Clinton, and Ben Carson just one point behind.
Some 2,360 registered voters were polled, and 264 Latino voters were surveyed.
Clinton’s lead came as shock to some Republicans, who believed that they would head into 2016 with the White House all but secured.
Donald Trump has upped his attacks against Clinton, suggesting most recently that Hillary wants to be president so she can “stay out of jail,” as reported by Real Clear Politics.
Clinton’s numbers could obviously still fluctuate, and her lead narrow and disappear, just as Trump’s figures have fallen slowly but steadily in recent polls.
All the possible 2016 Hillary Clinton matchups were analysed in the survey, and Clinton had a convincing lead in all of them. The MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist survey found that she would top Marco Rubio by three points, with 48 percent to the Florida senator’s 45 percent.
Clinton leads former governor. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) by four points.
Asked whom they would favor in a race between a generic Democratic and Republican presidential candidate, respondents were split evenly, with 45% backing each one.
Hillary Clinton may lead in the polls, but outspoken billionaire Donald Trump still has his fans. Daily Caller reports that Trump can still win, and that since the beginning of his campaign the real estate mogul has surprised detractors with a string of victories, silencing the jeers and hoots of disbelief he earned when he first announced his candidacy.
“Don’t fool yourself: Donald Trump is capable of winning not only the Republican primary, but the general election too.”
Hillary Clinton has just spoken out about her refusal to use to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” as reported by The Daily Mail. Clinton and president Barack Obama came under fire from Donald Trump for their failure to use the term, with Trump asking “how can you fight against an enemy if you refuse to name them?” Trump also accused Obama of hiding something from American voters — perhaps a tie to the Islamic world or even to ISIS that would undermine the president’s position with voters.
Daily Mail reports that Hillary Clinton has responded to the Trump speculation, declaring that she refuses to use the term “radical Islam” out of respect for “peaceful” Muslims.
‘It doesn’t do justice to the vast number of Muslims in our country and around the world who are peaceful people.
‘Number two, it helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists who use this as a way of saying, “We are in a war against the West, you must join us.”‘
Clinton as been criticized for receiving donations from Wall Street backers for private speeches and for having a “complicated romance” with the financial sector.
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