Hillary Clinton Is Bad at Running for President

January 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton is starting to choke, just like she did in the 2008 Democratic primary against Barack Obama. Except this time she's not running against a fresh-faced African-American prodigy; her only challenger is a 74-year-old socialist who (presumably) cuts his own hair. Maybe she's just not very good at running for president:

Hillary Clinton continues to lead Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) nationally, though her advantage has shrunk the past month, according to a new poll.

Clinton is supported by 52 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in the latest Monmouth University survey, down 7 points from the same poll in December.

Sanders now gets 37 percent support among voters on the left in the latest poll, released Tuesday, up 11 points from the survey last month.

Hillary does poorly when it comes to the issues that most liberals claim to care about. Most Democratic voters, for example, think Bernie Sanders would do a better job addressing income equality (48 percent to 26 percent) and Wall Street greed (46 percent to 29 percent).

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Hillary doesn't perform so well in head-to-head match-ups with Republicans. She leads Marco Rubio by just one point, and beats Ted Cruz by four. She fails to get 50 percent against either candidate. Hillary leads Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up by 10 points, but Bernie Sanders beats Trump by 15 points. The poll didn't test Sanders against any other Republican candidates. Wonder why?