• Chuck Todd: Hillary’s ‘Favorability Numbers Are Dismal’

    NBC’s Chuck Todd called the new poll numbers coming out of swing states for Hillary Clinton “troubling” and “dismal” during the opening of Sunday’s broadcast of Meet the Press.

    Clinton lost matchups with Republican candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Jeb Bush  in Quinnipiac’s polls in the early swing states of Iowa, Virginia and Colorado—where the tenor of the campaigns is largely decided.

    Todd pointed out that 56 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Clinton in Iowa, while only 37 percent view her favorably. Fifty-seven percent view Clinton unfavorably in New Hampshire, while 37 percent look at her favorably.

    Clinton remains the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nominee, but her lead is much less commanding than in previous months. New polling in the Democratic primary show a 55-26 lead for Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.) in Iowa, a lead that has shrunk by nearly half since February. Her lead has shrunk 13 points in New Hampshire, where she leads with 47 percent over Sanders’ 34 percent.

    He said the negative trend in poll numbers are occurring as reports heat up about Clinton potentially sending and receiving classified information on her personal email. Her honesty numbers are under water with voters because of her deletion of more than 30,000 emails from the server and suspicious donations to the Clinton Foundation.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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