She's losing to Trump. Sanders is gaining ground and Biden's about to jump in. Is this the beginning of a long slow slide for Hillary?
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton head-to-head, according to a new poll released Friday.The poll by SurveyUSA finds that matched up directly, Trump garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent.In other head-to-head matchups, Trump beats out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 44 percent to 40 percent; Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent; and former Vice President Al Gore by 44 percent to 41 percent.Trump’s surge past Clinton marks a dramatic turnaround in the polls.A CNN/ORC sampling of national voters in late June — just days after Trump entered the race — found that 59 percent supported Clinton to 34 percent picking Trump in a head-to-head race.
I'm not sure if this represents a drop in Clinton's favorability, an early surge for Trump or a combination of the two, but I suspect it's the last item. With Sanders gaining ground seemingly weekly, Clinton may have to position herself going into the actual primaries as the comeback kid. Except she ain't no kid. And if it gets to that point, she's not coming back.