Democrat Front-Runner Hillary Clinton’s Numbers Shrinking in Polls

For the last few months, Hillary Clinton in her attempts to distance herself from the small field vying for the Democrat nomination, has found herself stopping and restarting her campaign due to low poll numbers and lack of enthusiasm from the Democrat party base.

According to IJ Review, a new poll from Monmouth University shows that Hillary is still in the lead among Democrats with 51% of the vote. However, this number is down from 57% in June and 60% in April, meaning that Hillary is on a steady decline among voters. Why is this happening?  

Biden Sanders

Last time it was Barack Obama, the surprising name out of Chicago that nobody knew about and most Republicans warned everybody about. This time it’s Bernie Sanders. Sanders has been gaining supporters over the last few months because Americans are waking up to the fact they are Clinton fatigued. In the newest poll, Sanders came in at 17%, up from 12% in June and 7% in April. Sanders surprisingly has been getting a lot of attention for stealing many of the younger voters from Hillary’s side. However, experts say that Sanders may not even be Hillary’s biggest threat on the Democrat side.

Both experts and the polls say that if Vice President Joe Biden enters the race, he will be a serious threat to Hillary. Polls say that Biden currently would have 13% of the vote on the Democrat side, and he hasn’t even announced yet! The Monmouth University poll shows that this number would grow if he enters the race, with 12% of voters saying they would be “very likely” to support Biden. Another 31% said they would be “somewhat likely” to support him.

“Most people seem to be focusing on a Sanders surge among the liberal wing of the party,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. “But the bigger threat to Clinton may come from a Biden candidacy, where the two would be fighting for the same voters.”

It looks like Hillary needs to watch out, because there’s some serious competition coming for her!

Once again Hillary thought it was hers for the taking but she’s just not likeable, do you agree? Share your views below in our comment section and add this post on Twitter or your Facebook timeline.

H/T: IJ ReviewMonmouth University

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