Polls Show Hillary Clinton Would Trounce any of her Prospective Republican Opponents

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 23rd Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1y-6dqwp/
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Hillary Clinton, the probable nominee of the Democratic Party, would beat any of here prospective opponents handily were the election held today.

It's not even close

One of our Wikinut writers who resides on the far right side of the political spectrum penned an article recently where she opined that Hillary Clinton cannot win the 2016 presidential election. She gave two reasons why the former First Lady, Senator from New York and Secretary of State will not win. She claimed Hillary has had no record to run on and she is not very likeable, and therefore she doesn't stand a chance of succeeding to the presidency.

Perhaps our Wikinut writer friend should take a look at the latest CNN/Time Warner poll out Monday, April 20, 2015, which was conducted April 16-19. If she does she may have cause to rethink her opinion.

The best showing by any Republican against Clinton is by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who she trounces by 14 percentage points. She beats Jeb Bush, a probable candidate who is yet to declare, by a whopping 17 points. She beats both Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who has declared, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, yet to do so, by an incredible 19 points each.

Of course it is very early in the game, and much can happen between now and the first Tuesday in November 2016 when the voters go to the polls, but barring any horrible gaffs by Clinton, it is looking like the Republicans have a very difficult task ahead of them. As of now, Hillary Clinton is crushing every one of them. Even given the poll's margin of error of plus or minus three percent, she beats all of them by double digits.

The Republicans, if they are going to win the White House, will have to hope that someone like Bernie Sanders will run as a third party candidate and siphon off enough Democratic votes to make the GOP nominee the president. At this juncture, it seems that will be the only way they can win.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Badly needed piece, Steve. Most "Hillary haters" on the Right didn't like her "attitude" in the 1990s, because she was an unapologetic career woman. They preferred a woman who may have been in charge, but appeared modest and humble in front of her man.

Then there is another group of mostly women who never got over the fact that she didn't divorce her husband when his infidelity in the White House became public knowledge. Never mind that this was a personal choice, and none of the business of the world (not that I condone adultery either, but Bill wasn't the only politician who has fooled around).

If you notice, none of these points had anything to do with her public service, her policy, ideology, etc.,--- in other words, she is disliked for things which are usually irrelevant to one's ability to serve the public office. Thankfully, many of these events were years ago, and while some voters forget; a new generation arrives with virtually no memory of those times.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

I fully agree L .R. Thanks for commenting.

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author avatar M G Singh
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Interesting write up, but on a personal level, Hillary may not be able to shore up the USA as a world power. for that a more dynamic leader is needed, but I don't see any. So maybe she may win by default.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Interesting speculation Steve, but of course there are many months to go and as many twists and turns, but that is certainly interesting to see at this stage.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

I suppose that one problem with a Presidential system is that the electorate will be swayed more by the personality of the candidates than anything that they say they will do when in office - or have done in the past.

That could be why the Republicans have done so badly the last two times round - McCain and Romney had nothing to set against Obama in terms of personality - but did succeed when Bush Junior was up against Al Gore and John Kerry.

The Republicans will need to find a lively, dynamic candidate who is high on personality if they are to challenge Hillary Clinton.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Bush Junior "succeeded" because he stole both the elections. In Florida in 2000, 97,000 people, almost all who would have voted Democratic, were purged from the voter rolls. In 2004 in Ohio, black precincts were given very few voting machines, so people had to wait in line in many cases eight to ten hours to vote. Thousands were thus still waiting to vote when the polls closed. An overabundance of machines in the white districts allowed whites to vote with no waiting. Dubya was hardly a lively, dynamic candidate.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

I've always wondered what the point is of having voting machines - now I know!

I have always thought that Dubya was a terrible President - one of the worst that the US has ever had - but he was certainly personable and the sort of man that people could warm to. The same cannot be said of either Gore or Kerry.

Incidentally, the rule in the UK is that if you are in the queue when the polling station is due to close, you can still vote, but you cannot join the queue after this time.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
24th Apr 2015 (#)

Diebold voting machines, which are in use in many states, are ridiculously easy to hack, and there is evidence that some were hacked in Ohio in 2004. In one precinct, Bush received every vote!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Apr 2015 (#)

Steve, of course such a result could happen, but it is statistically unlikely.

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author avatar Retired
24th Apr 2015 (#)

It seems that nothing beats putting a cross in a box on a piece of paper, then getting real humans to sort and count the papers!

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author avatar Retired
24th Apr 2015 (#)

Well lets just hope everything goes out in her favour

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author avatar Carol Roach
26th Apr 2015 (#)

I am for Hillary even though I am Canadian. She has extensive experience and she is for women's rights with a good track record there as well

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Apr 2015 (#)

I would never vote for any Republican because the party exclusively represents selfishness and greed, but I can't bring myself to vote for Hillary either, since she is in bed with Wall Street banksters and is a war hawk.

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Interesting post and comments. Blessings.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Kingwell.

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