DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER LOSES A THIRD OF HER NATIONAL SUPPORT
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has seen her national support plunge by 21 points over the last two months according to a new ABC News/ Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research.
That’s roughly one-third of her national support … gone.
Clinton is now backed by 42 percent of “Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who are registered to vote,” according to the survey. That’s good enough for an eighteen point lead over independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and a 21-point lead over U.S. vice president Joe Biden – who is thinking about jumping into the race.
Back in July, Clinton led Sanders by a 63-14 percent margin – a whopping 39-point lead. Biden drew only 12 percent in that survey.
On the GOP side, frontrunner Donald Trump has seen his lead continue to grow among “Republicans and GOP-leaning independents.” Thirty-three percent of these voters are now behind Trump – while 20 percent favor retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
Trump’s support has grown by nine percentage points over the last two months, while Carson’s support is up 14 points.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush – who was polling at 21 percent back in March – now draws only eight percent support, putting him barely ahead of U.S. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, both of whom are polling at seven percent. U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is in sixth place, drawing five percent support.
Meanwhile Wisconsin governor Scott Walker – who was polling at eleven percent in July – has seen his support plunge all the way down to 2 percent.
Langer surveyed 821 registered voters by landline and cellular telephone from September 7-10, 2015. The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus four percentage points.