Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton for President 2016: Survey shows Clinton’s popularity base fast eroding
Is Hillary Clinton losing her popularity? Has she lost her touch with the masses? Has she failed to exploit the early advantage over her opponents?
There is no denying the fact that from the very beginning of the presidential race, she was far ahead of all her opponents, be they Democrat or Republicans.
Now things seem to be changing fast and the way ahead seems to be looking far more difficult for Ms Clinton than anyone thought a few months ago.
Now there are clear indications that Republican presidential front-runner and real estate czar Donald Trump has got an early advantage over former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton. This is the first time that he has got an advantage over her.
A latest poll conducted merely two days ago shows that Donald Trump who was not being taken very seriously till now has taken a leap forward in the past few weeks. The poll by SurveyUSA concludes that Trump is head and shoulder ahead of Clinton and he is backed by 45 percent people compared to Hillary Clintonâ€™s 40 percent.
Till now Hillary Clinton had clear advantage over Donald Trump, though the gap has been narrowing down pretty fast. The survey shows that Trump beats out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 44 percent to 40 percent; Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent; and former Vice President Al Gore by 44 percent to 41 percent.
The situation was completely different a few months ago. A CNN/ORC sampling of national voters in late June suggested that Hillary was being supported by around 59 percent people compared to Donald Trumpâ€™s 34 percent.
A month later, the same CNN/ORC poll saw Clinton at 57 percent to Trump at 38 percent. And a version taken in August had Clinton with 52 percent support and Trump with 43 percent. So now it is certain that tide is actually turning in favor of Trump and things are looking rather very difficult for Ms Clinton. Details suggest that the poll surveyed 1,000 people across the US Sept. 2-3, and it had a margin of error of 3.3 percent.