Any GOP Hopeful Beats Hillary in 6 Battleground States
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would lose to a generic Republican presidential candidate in six battleground states if the election were held today, a new poll has found.
The poll, commissioned by the conservative super PAC American Crossroads, was conducted by Vox Populi from July 7-8 of 1,670 registered voters. It found that in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, a Republican candidate would win with 50 percent of the vote while Clinton would draw 42 percent.
The same survey in May found that in a matchup with a Republican, Clinton would lose by a 10-point margin at 41 percent compared to 51 percent.
"Despite three months of campaigning and trying to rehabilitate her image, Hillary Clinton continues to struggle in key battleground states," Ian Prior, the communications director for American Crossroads, said in a statement, according to The Hill.
"As rumors of Joe Biden's entry into the race grow, Democrats should pay very close attention to Hillary's glaring and irreparable weaknesses."
The poll also found that just 38 percent of voters in those states have a favorable view of Clinton while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. And a majority of voters surveyed, or 56 percent, say they don't trust Clinton, while 58 percent believe she would "do or say anything" to get elected.
Meanwhile, more respondents said they would prefer seeing Vice President Joe Biden as the next president in a matchup with Clinton, 34 percent compared to 30 percent.