Clinton said she was still confident about her prospects.
Thirteen percent chose Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who has not yet announced his 2016 plans. An independent and self-described Democratic socialist, Sanders exhorted fellow progressives to plug away at the unglamorous nuts-and-bolts of the campaign against a “billionaire class whose greed knows no bounds”. Biden’s support among these voters has risen from 13 to 21 percent. “The 2015 Dinner will be a great opportunity for Iowa Democrats to come together and hear each candidate lay out their vision for the future of our country“.
Clinton once again declined to note policy differences between the two candidates, but said she is not threatened by his surge.
Despite these dropping numbers, which many attribute in part to her handling of the email controversy throughout the summer, Clinton told reporters she remains ‘very confident’ about the trajectory of her campaign.
“Even if still in a strong position, Clinton’s trajectory leaves no question that she has trouble”, the pollster’s write-up of the results said.
In a new Washington Post/ABC poll released on Monday, Clinton got 42 percent, a huge drop from 63 percent in the same poll just last July.
In new Iowa polls, she has fallen into a dead heat or trails Sanders, who also has closed the gap nationally.
Five points is no joke. David Brock to the rescue, y’all!
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is surging in new polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, and the new poll numbers could pose some key challenges to the Sanders campaign in the coming months.
In “Killing the Messenger”, Brock writes that Move On “rather cynically see the opportunity to build their e-mail lists and make some money by backing “a more progressive alternative” against Hillary Clinton“. Bernie Sanders with a narrow edge over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden climbing. Correct the Record, led by Clinton ally David Brock, also has sent trackers after Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley… “To equate bringing home heating oil to low-income Vermonters with support for the Chavez government is dishonest”. The senator said it was “not a partisan issue”, in the state, which was the sixth to make the deal. The poll culled data from 832 likely Democratic voters in Iowa from late August to September 8.
This kind of cultural crossover can’t be a good sign, either.