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AlyssaEimers's picture
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Will she run?

Do you think HRC will still run for POTUS, if yes, do you think with all the recent negative media attention she would win the Democratic nomination?

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I believe that she will run and would be one of the strongest contenders for the Democratic nomination. (I guess that I should state that I honestly do not know enough about other potential Democratic candidates at this time.)

I don't think that the negative media will be enough to sway supporters away. She also has the additional draw for those wanting a woman as President. Granted - I really thought she would have had the democratic nod back in '08.

What I envision as her biggest ultimate obstacle? I think it will depend on the state of both the economy (jobs) and foreign relations closer to the primary year. IF things deteriorate more then voters may wish a Democratic candidate that is able to distance from the current administration vs. having been a part of it.

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I am sure she will run.

I think some of her biggest obstacles will be how she handled Bengahzi, the 6 billion dollars that the state dept lost while she was in charge and how she handled foreign policy while she ran the state dept.

I truly dislike her and I hope that people are willing to point out things like how she treated Monica Lewinsky during the scandal (actually the whole democratic party attacked Monica while supporting Bill, one of the reasons I changed my political party) and her defense of the rape suspects in 1975. I also think that she is very out of touch with the people when she makes statements about being "dead broke" and they were making over 500k a year. She will have a lot of negative stories to overcome and I hope the GOP can use that

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I have actually read a few articles from people that have said they are not sure that she will run. I don't know. As for if she can win, she has a lot of incredibly loyal followers. She also has a lot of people that truly dislike her. Several months ago I thought she was a complete shoe in. Now with all the negative stories I have read recently I think if the right opposing candidate came along that she might not win.

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2016 poll: Hillary Clinton drops below 50% for first time; 'lackluster' book rollout blamed | WashingtonExaminer.com

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's fumbles and bumbles in the rollout of her latest memoir, Hard Choices, has knocked the wind out if her easy sail to the White House and put her support in key 2016 presidential election matchups below 50 percent for the first time.

At a time when she should be padding her lead over the top Republican contenders, her underwhelming effort has cut her numbers, said pollster John Zogby.

In his latest Zogby Analytics survey taken June 27-29, for example, her commanding leads over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have shrunk greatly, and she doesn't even receive 50 percent of the vote. Worse, her support among married and wealthy voters has plummeted.

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Zogby told Secrets, “Even more than her dwindling leads over GOP contenders is that while she is pretty much running against herself, in a very high-profile book tour, she is losing ground. Her biggest problem, I have always felt, is the inevitability factor. It help do her in in 2007-2008 and right now looks to be her major nemesis. She has this whole playing field to herself and is declining in the polls.”

He called her book tour performance “lackluster,” one that has been plagued with missteps like when she described herself and her husband as "dead broke" upon leaving the White House. The comment drew attention to the tens of millions of dollars they have collected since leaving the White House.

Zogby also warned that since virtually every voter knows — and has an opinion of — Clinton, there isn’t much she can do to broaden her support.

“It is significant that in every case the runaway favorite again polls under 50 percent and that both Governor Bush and Senator Paul continue to increase their support among key groups. Clinton has almost universal name recognition among likely voters and it is unlikely that she could say or do anything to increase her support base,” said Zogby, who provides Secrets with his weekly report card on President Obama, published Saturday mornings.

In the matchups, Clinton now leads Bush, 47 percent to 35 percent. She once held an a 18-point advantage. Against Paul, she leads 48 percent to 36 percent, but once had a 21-point lead. And she would beat Christie 48 percent to 33 percent, but once led, 52 percent to 29 percent.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at [email]pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com[/email].