Polls: Dem Support for Hillary Drops; Majority Want Party to Nominate ‘Fresh Face’

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Support for Hillary Clinton has dropped 15 percentage points among Democrats since February, according to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, and more Democrats may be increasingly yearning for a “fresh face,” according to a Rasmussen poll.

The online Reuters poll of 2,128 adults conducted March 10-17 found that “as few as 45 percent” said they would support her candidacy in the last week while support “from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period.”

A recent Rasmussen poll found that a majority of Americans (54%) want Democrats to nominate a “fresh face.” The poll also found that “57% of Democrats won’t commit to someone from the past, with 36% who think their party needs a fresh face and a sizable 21% who are undecided.” But a plurality (44%) of likely Democratic voters still believe the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. That may be because, as Breitbart News has reported, Democrats realize they have no credible Clinton challenger even though they yearn for one. Clinton still holds a commanding 50-point lead, according to a CNN poll.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also found that “more than a third of Democrats and 44 percent of political independents agreed” that Clinton’s personal email scandal has hurt her politically.

“I admire the fact that she has been so strong on a lot of different things, she stands up for what she believes in, but I do think the emails will hurt her, unfortunately,” said survey respondent Patricia Peacock, 49, of Maine.

A recent CNN/ORC poll found that a majority of Americans believe Clinton “did something wrong” by using a private email account while she was Secretary of State.