Hillary Clinton Loses 10 Percent of Vote Among Democrats in Under a Month

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has lost 10 percent of the vote among likely primary voters in less than one month.

A Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday indicates that Clinton is favored for the nomination by 45 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, down 10 percentage points from a poll released on July 30. This represents the first time in Quinnipiac polling that Clinton has been under 50 percent.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Vice President Joe Biden have each picked up 5 points.

Clinton also continues to witness erosion of her favorable and honesty ratings amid scandal surrounding her private email account, scoring her worst numbers in each category. Currently, 39 percent view Clinton favorably, while 51 percent do not.

More than 60 percent of American voters view the former secretary of state as not trustworthy, the worst honesty rating among all candidates mentioned in the poll, including Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders.

When those polled were asked to name the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Clinton, the top three responses were "liar," "dishonest," and "untrustworthy"–all three of which account for the answers of more than a quarter of respondents.

The poll also indicates that Biden would run slightly better than Clinton against the leading Republican hopefuls despite not having declared himself a 2016 presidential candidate.

A plurality of voters also believe that Clinton should suspend her campaign until all legal inquiries surrounding the personal email system she used while at the State Department are resolved, according to a survey released earlier this week by Rasmussen Reports.