GOP poll: Clinton losing in battlegrounds


Hillary Clinton trails a generic Republican presidential candidate by double digits among voters in six important battleground states, according to a new poll from the GOP firm Vox Populi.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the conservative super-PAC American Crossroads, found an unnamed GOP candidate taking 51 percent support among voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. 

{mosads}Clinton takes only 41 percent support among voters in those states, according to the poll.

The survey found Clinton’s favorability rating deep underwater, with 40 percent reporting a positive view of the former secretary of State against 53 percent who said they view her negatively.

In addition, 52 percent of voters in the battleground states said they don’t trust Clinton, and the same percentage said they don’t share her values.

Fifty-eight percent said they agree with the notion that Clinton will “say or do anything” to get elected president, while only 35 percent said they disagree.

“This poll shows that the Clinton campaign’s ‘Hide Hillary’ strategy isn’t working and may in fact be backfiring,” American Crossroads President and CEO Steven Law said in a statement. 

“Clearly the conflicts and ethical concerns raised by the Clinton Foundation morass are real to voters and her failure to address them is negatively affecting how voters feel about Hillary.”

Voters were split on whether Clinton “represents the past, not the future,” with 42 percent saying they agree and 42 percent saying they disagree. A majority of voters, 52 percent, said the prospect of casting a historic vote for the first-ever woman president would not influence their decision in 2016.

The Vox Populi poll of 1,698 active voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia was conducted between May 7 and 9 and has a 2.4 percentage point margin of error. Twenty-seven percent of voters polled identified as Democrats, 30 percent as Republicans and 32 percent as independents. 

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