Tuesday, October 13, 2015

As Debate Approaches Today, New National Poll Shows Clinton Trailing Every Major Republican Candidate

A new national poll released today by Fox News shows Democrat Hillary Clinton trailing in matchups with four possible Republican nominees:  Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Ben
Ben Carson
Carson. Carson has the biggest lead over Clinton at 11% while Trump, Bush and Fiorina have leads of 5%, 4% and 3%, respectively.  This is a contrast from previous Fox News polls which showed Clinton leading Republicans.

Surprisingly the poll did not include a matchup between Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Clinton. Rubio consistently polls as one of the best general election candidates.

The Fox News poll also confirmed other polling that indicated Biden is a much stronger general election candidate than Clinton.    Matchups with major Republican candidates show Biden ahead by the following margins:  Trump 13%, Bush 5%, Rubio 1%, Fiorina 4%, and Carson 4%.

If you're playing at home, with Biden instead of Clinton as the nominee, that is a swing in the Democrats favor of 18% against Trump, 9% as to Bush, 8% with Fiorina, and 15% in a matchup against Carson.


Anonymous said...


Paul K. Ogden said...

Anon 3:00, and your point is? All major networks commission polls from pollsters with track records of using a scientific approach to measuring public opinion. The polls from Fox News are perfectly in align with the other polls. There are other polls that show Clinton behind Republicans. This is only the latest.

Anonymous said...

Might be forgiven on account of the opinion of the owner of FOX and his history of interfering with editorial content in his newspapers and with Megan Kelly, apparently. FOX is not objective when it comes to Trump but I don't know that their bias has extended into the News Portion other than the selection of what news they will report (which is often better balanced than the MFM).

Anonymous said...

According to ABC News, Carson has put his public campaign events on hold to focus on fundraising events and stops to promote his new book, A More Perfect Union.

Which gives you a look at the "frontrunner"'s priorities.

More here: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ben-carson-puts-public-campaign-events-hold-weeks/story?id=34481847