Thursday, May 26, 2016

NYT campaign columnist: Hillary Clinton 'could conceivably lose'

NYT campaign columnist: Clinton 'could conceivably lose': Thomas Edsall, who writes on demographics and campaign strategy for the New York Times, said it's possible Hillary Clinton could lose the general election in a matchup with Donald Trump and that there are signs it's already happening.
Still, as we near the close of the primary season, Hillary Clinton has somehow succeeded in turning the election into a close contest that she could conceivably lose, Edsall wrote Wednesday. She retains key advantages in areas where Trump is vulnerable, but she has also ceded ground to him on the visceral terrain of nativism and anti-immigrant fervor, of a yearning for a return to the days of America's unquestioned global pre-eminence.
Clinton and Trump are effectively tied in national support, according to the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls. Though Clinton is viewed as untrustworthy by a majority of voters, largely due to her reliance on a private email server while serving as secretary of state, Edsall said it is attacks from both Republicans and her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders that are responsible for her low popularity.

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