March 29, 2016

New NBC News National Poll Shows Clinton’s Slide Continues

Hillary Clinton’s awful week continues with the release of a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Clinton’s has her smallest lead in this national poll since the poll started in December:

“National support in our most recent NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows a race that has dipped to only a 6-point difference between the candidates among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaners. This is the smallest gap since the beginning of the tracking poll in late December. National support for Clinton now stands at 49 percent, down from 53 percent last week. Sanders support is at 43 percent up slightly from 41 percent last week.”

Additionally, Clinton’s support “among all racial groups” was down this week as well:

“Race has also been a significant demographic indicator in the Democratic contest, and Clinton lost support among all racial groups this week compared to last week’s tracking poll. Among white voters, she got 45 percent support, a 3-point from drop last week. She also dropped 5 points among Hispanics from last week, 50 percent to 45 percent, and 4 points among black voters from last week, 68 percent to 64 percent.”

Clinton’s numbers are going in the wrong direction as important primaries in Wisconsin and New York approach. Given that Clinton’s campaign was talking up her “pivot” to the general election late last week, these bad numbers might have them changing their tune.