A pair of new polls reflect potential long-term challenges for the best-known presidential candidates in each party: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush.
A CNN/ORC poll shows that Clinton — dogged by questions about missing emails and big-money contributions to Bill Clinton’s foundation — has seen her numbers drop on such issues as trustworthiness.
“A growing number of people say she is not honest and trustworthy (57%, up from 49% in March), less than half feel she cares about people like them (47%, down from 53% last July) and more now feel she does not inspire confidence (50%, up from 42% last March),” CNN reports.
An ABC News/Washington Post survey shows similar problems for the Democratic front-runner.
“She’s slipped underwater in personal favorability for the first time since her unsuccessful run for the presidency in 2008,” ABC reports. “She’s deeper in the hole for honesty and trustworthiness — down 5 points in just two months and 12 points in the last year.”
That said, the polls show Clinton has a massive lead over Democratic primary opponents Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and others.
Clinton also leads potential Republican challengers, though those margins have shrunk in recent weeks.
SOURCE: David Jackson
USA Today, On Politics