Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is behind or on the wrong side of a too-close-to-call result in matchups with three leading Republican contenders, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
Perhaps the biggest loser, however, is Donald Trump, who has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in each state, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on key states in the presidential election.
In several matchups in Iowa and Colorado, another Democratic contender, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, runs as well as, or better than Clinton against Rubio, Bush and Walker. Vice President Joseph Biden does not do as well.
Clinton gets markedly negative favorability ratings in each state, 35 – 56 percent in Colorado, 33 – 56 percent in Iowa and 41 – 50 percent in Virginia.
Don’t get me wrong, polls this early – at least the head to head match ups – don’t matter much. After Election Day this year, maaaaaaybe start looking at the early primary states. Everyone’s so damn premature, it’s absurd.
That being said, why do these polls suck so badly for Hillary Clinton? She’s a known commodity. Everyone knows all there is to know about her.
That’s pivotal. With Hillary Clinton, the more people know about her, the less they like.
Once Trump drops out (which you know will happen) and our serious candidates get their time in the spotlight… game on.