July 26, 2015

Sunday Shows Highlight Hillary Clinton’s No Good, Very Bad Week

This week, Hillary Clinton hoped to steer the conversation away from the persistent controversies dogging her presidential campaign by unveiling more of her economic agenda. Well, it didn’t work. Terrible new swing state poll numbers and a potential investigation by the Department of Justice into the handling of sensitive material on Clinton’s private email server led much of the news this morning. Check out the rundown below:

MSNBC’s Kristen Welker said Clinton’s use of a private email account continues to be a big political problem for her campaign and new questions overshadow anytime she wants to talk about her policy proposals.

 

Fox News’ Ed Henry reported there are new signs that more political and even legal problems could be coming for Clinton’s campaign.

 

CNN’s John King called Clinton’s high unfavorable ratings in key swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia released earlier this week “troubling.” King also noted that the core of voters’ questions in these states is her honesty, which was only further fueled by news of the potential DOJ investigation.

 

A new NBC/Marist poll release this morning offered more bad news for Team Clinton, as it showed Clinton’s favorability rating dropping dramatically to just 37% among voters in New Hampshire and Iowa. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd said the “dismal” numbers confirm a negative trend for her campaign.

 

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki also highlighted the new poll, saying Clinton’s unfavorable ratings of 56% in Iowa and 57% in New Hampshire is “real story.”