CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports that a new poll finds that Hillary Clinton's "shine has tarnished":
"A new CNN/ORC poll, hot off the presses, it reveales that Hillary Clinton is hitting a speed bump on the road to the White House and Jeb Bush also having issues shaking his family connections," CNN host Alisyn Camerota reported.
"You're right: Hillary Clinton's shine has tarnished a little bit just two months after she entered the presidential race," Zeleny reported. "Let's take a look at the numbers now. More people have an unfavorable view of Clinton, 50 percent, than at any time since 2001. And a growing number of people feel she does not inspire confidence. That's 50 percent compared to 42 percent only two months ago. Now only 42 percent of people say she's honest and trustworthy. That is down from 50 percent in March. And only 40 percent of people say she cares about people like them. That is down from 53 percent in March.
"So, Alisyn, it appears some of those early controversies are causing perception problems for her. Certainly bringing her back from those high approval ratings during her eight years out of politics."
Scott Walker has had a pretty good run as of late. He’s made some new friends and wrong-footed the right enemies and became, in fairly short order, a leader among the pack of Republican politicians running for president. Perhaps even the leader.
We've just finished tabulating the results an online poll conducted during the last week of WEEKLY STANDARD readers. They were given a chance to let us know who would be, as of now, their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the GOP presidential nomination. We want to thank the 3,700 readers who participated.
Next Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the Obama administration has been illegally providing taxpayer-funded subsidies in 36 states under the guise of implementing Obamacare, and there’s been much debate about what Congress should do if the Court rules that the administration’s actions have been lawless. A new McLaughlin & Associates poll, commissioned by
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leads an early poll of New Hampshire Republican primary voters, NH1 reports:
According to an NH1 Pulse Poll released Wednesday, Walker has the backing of 21.2% of those who say they're likely to vote in next year's GOP presidential primary. The automated survey indicates Jeb Bush in second place, with 14.4% saying they'd support the former two-term Florida governor if the Feb. 9, 2016 primary was held now.
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be rising in the polls after being blasted by Obama administration officials for accepting John Boehner's invitation to address a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu is currently up for reelection in Israel.
Given that nine in ten African-American women voted for Democrats in 2014, it may be no surprise that a focus group of urban, female, African-Americans had mostly contempt for all things “Republican” or “conservative.” But what was shocking is that this group also, unprompted, uniformly opposed both extended unemployment benefits and a minimum wage increase, and volunteered conservative economic and moral arguments about their potentially destructive impact on job creation, costs, and conduct.
The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything. And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined.