A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday confirms that the bombshell revelations from the New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash have blown a gaping hole in Hillary Clinton’s credibility and trustworthiness—even before a single dollar in negative campaign ads has been spent.
Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said Hillary Clinton’s numbers on honesty and trustworthiness “border on abysmal.”
The poll found Clinton losing to Republican presidential candidates Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in head-to-head matchups in the key states of Virginia, Colorado, and Iowa.
Since the Clinton Cash revelations of global graft and Clinton Foundation cronyism and personal enrichment rocked Washington, the poll found Iowa voters’ views of Clinton’s trustworthiness and honesty plunging from 45% in April down to 33% today.
In Colorado, 62% of voters said Clinton was not trustworthy and honest, versus just 34% who said she was. Just 39% of Virginia voters view Clinton as honest and trustworthy; 55% say she isn’t.
“Do Colorado voters trust Hillary? No, they do not. Do they think she cares about their needs? No, they do not,” said Malloy. “So the door is open to a GOP candidate voters can believe in.”
Quinnipiac’s Peter A. Brown added that Hillary “has lost ground in the horserace and on key questions about her honesty and leadership. On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, she has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50 percent in each of the three states.”