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Thursday, July 16, 2015

GOP poll: Clinton trails in battleground states

(The Hill)  -  Hillary Clinton is losing to a generic Republican presidential candidate in six battleground states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2016 election, according to a new poll from the GOP firm Vox Populi.

The survey, which was conducted on behalf of the conservative super-PAC American Crossroads, found a Republican presidential candidate taking 50 percent support, over Clinton at 42 percent among voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.

The same survey from May showed a generic Republican leading Clinton by 10 points, 51 to 41.

The latest poll found Clinton with only 38 percent saying they have a positive view of her, versus 53 percent who said they view her negatively.

In addition, a majority of voters polled in those states, 56 percent, say they don’t trust Clinton, while 58 percent said she would “do or say anything” to get elected.

According to the survey, Vice President Biden would present a formidable challenge to Clinton in the Democratic primary. He’s within 10 points of Clinton among Democrats surveyed, with the former secretary of State taking 41 percent, compared to 31 percent for Biden.

"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. “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 Vox Populi poll of 1,670 registered voters in six states was conducted between July 7 and July 8 and has 2.4 percentage-point margin of error. Thirty-one percent of voters identified as Democrats, 30 percent as Republicans, and 31 percent as Independents.

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