Scandals Cost Hillary Her Lead Against Jeb In Virginia


According to a new poll of registered voters in Virginia, in just two months, Hillary Clinton has lost major ground in the crucial swing state. The dual-scandals of her deleted emails and the corruption charges involving her family charity have taken a serious toll. Her five point lead against Republican Jeb Bush is now a two-point deficit.

In February, Clinton beat Bush 48-43%. Today, in this same poll, he beats her 48-46%.

When matched up against Marco Rubio in February, Clinton enjoyed a 51-42% lead. That lead is now down to 49-45%. Against Rand Paul, Clinton only holds a 2 point lead of 49-47%; two months ago, she dominated the Kentucky Republican Senator by a whopping 10 points, 52-42%.

Against the 7 GOP challengers, Clinton did not once break 50%. This is bad news for the most well-known politician in the country not named Barack Obama. It is also bad news because the corruption charges involving the Clinton family charity and Ms. Clinton’s time as secretary of state are just now starting to be detailed and reported. We’re only at the beginning of the beginning of the “Clinton Cash” scandal.

The worse news for Clinton is that this poll was taken between April 13-24, which means that all the fallout from the “Clinton Cash” scandal has not thus far been fully polled.

In February, in this same poll, Clinton’s favorability rating was only upside down by 3 points, 46-49%.

She is currently upside down 8 points, 44-52%.


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