- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:


Nearly 6 in 10 think Hillary Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy, a new poll finds.

In just two months, the number of people who say Hillary can’t be trusted has risen 8 points to 57 percent,  according to a new CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 race. Exactly half agreed that she does not inspire confidence, also up 8 points.

The pollster said the unfavorable view of Hillary is now higher than any time since 2001, with 50 percent holding a negative view of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Even though the multi-millionaire is attempting to run a populist campaign and speak to what she calls “regular Americans,” just 47 percent of 1,025 surveyed said they believe she cares about “people like them,” down 6 points.

Meanwhile, hypothetical match-ups between Hillary and GOP candidates have closed to the tightest in the early campaign. 

“In general election match-ups, Clinton now runs about even with Rand Paul, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, while she continues to top [Jeb] Bush and Ted Cruz by a significant margin,” CNN wrote.

But despite her loss of support even among Democrats (down 7 points to 73 percent). she holds a sizable lead over her party opponents; 60 percent of Democrats say they would still pick her, 14 percent would opt Vice President Joe Biden, and 10 percent  prefer Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Socialist. Just 1 percent would vote for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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