RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, bad news for Hillary Clinton. You know it’s bad when the Drive-Bys lead with it, even though the Drive-Bys plug a story in the middle of the Hillary story about how difficult it is for certain Republicans out there, too, such as Jeb Bush. The fact is CNN and a bunch of Drive-Bys, they can’t avoid the news. Hillary’s unfavorables are now up to 50%.
“More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001.” So that would be the last 15 years. This according to a new CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 race. I’m reading here from a CNN story. “While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democrat field –” See, they have to throw that in to try to cushion the blow for the Hillary supporters that are reading this piece on CNN. I mean, it’s devastating news. She’s continuing to plummet here.
There’s nothing exciting about Hillary. There’s nothing invigorating. There’s nothing inspirational about Mrs. Clinton whatsoever. I mean, it’s even been reduced — we got a sound bite here from The Forehead, says (paraphrasing), “Oh, yeah, yeah, Hillary’s really great in small groups.” Whatever that means. Some poor guy wants to get a picture with her, an autograph, and she sends him to the back of the line. The guy should have offered two grand and he would have been able to stay in line where he was.
Oh. And then there’s big news. Wait until Democrat voters hear about this. It seems that two or three major investment banks and other groups who were hell-bent on the Keystone pipeline being approved have donated millions to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton was taking money from people interested in the Keystone pipeline, and all the while every Democrat thinks that she’s steadfastly opposed to it because Democrats should be opposed to it because it’s oil and it’s polluting and it’s climate change and all this other stuff. She and her husband are out there just Hoovering up this money wherever they can get it.
You combine that with the fact that more people have an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001, and it is not a pretty picture out there. “The poll shows that her numbers have dropped significantly across several key indicators since she launched her campaign in April. A growing number of people say she is not honest and trustworthy,” 57%. It was 49% in March. That was bad enough. Forty-nine percent say she not honest and trustworthy. Now it’s 57%. “Less than half feel she cares about people like them.” That’s that devastating question that killed Romney. Remember the exit poll question in 2012? Is that right? Yeah. Exit poll question, cares about people like me. Obama 81%, Romney 19%.
On that same question, Hillary 47% of the people claim or think or feel that Hillary cares about people like them. It was 53%. So that’s a drop of six points. “More now feel she does not inspire confidence (50%, up from 42% last March).” It’s just devastating out there, and they’re reduced to saying, “While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democrat field.” That doesn’t mean anything. It just means that Bernie Sanders isn’t striking any fires yet and Martin O’Malley isn’t, either.
And Elizabeth Warren, by the way, beginning to tailout, spinout, flameout, whatever, so she’s off the scene. So it doesn’t matter. I mean, they have no bench. That’s the whole point. Hillary is it. So this is not good news. Now, they’re gonna say it’s early, and it’s tied to all the news about the Clinton Foundation, and once time passes and people forget that, then everything will be okay. Nothing to see here.
Meanwhile, Scott Walker continues to nail down Iowa. Many of the Drive-Bys remain fascinated at that and really dazzled and impressed. By the way, the same thing’s happened to Jeb Bush that is happening to Hillary. Washington Post: “Frontrunner Angst: Bush Lead Evaporates, Clinton Favorability Hits 7-Year Low.”
That’s one link. A Politico link: “Hillary Clinton Unfavorable Numbers Highest in 14 Years.” That’s CNN and Politico now, which we just had for you. And from ABC News: “Poll Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Weaknesses.” But the bottom is also falling out for Jeb. In fact, the Washington Post story: “After five months of forums, fundraising appearances and trips to the early states, the 2016 Republican nomination contest is as unsettled as ever, with no candidate receiving more than 11 percent support and seven candidates all within three points of one another.
So what? It’s still early and it’s a crowded field. Who says there’s supposed to be a front-runner by now? See, this is typical, too. If somebody — and, by the way, in Iowa there is. It’s Scott Walker. But who says there’s supposed to be Republican frontrunner? These guys want to make the claim that no Republican yet made a move to stand out from the crowd other than Walker in Iowa, it’s big trouble for the Republicans. Hell’s bells, we haven’t even started the debates yet. We’re still, what, 15 months out. So this is just more mind control that the Drive-Bys are attempting.