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More Polling Trouble for Hillary

hillary clintonSome more troubling news for Hillary has emerged via the latest AP-GfK poll. The AP reports:

Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an eight-point increase in her unfavorable rating from an AP-GfK poll conducted at the end of April.

The drop in Clinton’s numbers extends into the Democratic Party. Seven in 10 Democrats gave Clinton positive marks, an 11-point drop from the April survey. Nearly a quarter of Democrats now say they see Clinton in an unfavorable light.

And there’s more:

The survey suggests that voters aren’t sold on her reinvention: Only 4 in 10 voters say they view Clinton as “compassionate.” Just 3 in 10 said the word “honest” described her either very or somewhat well.

Despite these findings, the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll finds Clinton in the lead against all GOP declared candidates:

Bush, the strongest candidate against Clinton, lags by four points nationwide, 46%-42%. Trump trails by 17 points, 51%-34%.

That’s a wider margin than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (down 6 points), former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (8 points), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (9 points), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (10 points) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (13 points).

So, what do you think? Can any of the GOP candidates rise up and defeat Hillary?

Which candidate has the best shot?

How much of your decision rests on the GOP debates?

Will a lot of Democrat voters stay home rather than vote for Hillary?

Do voters not describe Hillary as “honest” simply because they view all politicians as dishonest? Or is it particular to her?

What character traits in a GOP candidate, related to policy and delivery, are best suited to defeat Hillary?

Tweet me @JedediahBila and let me know what you think.

Jedediah Bila is a Fox News host and commentator, author, columnist, and former professor and academic dean. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.

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