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Uh Oh: Hillary Slips to Below 50% After ‘Botched Book Rollout’

Zogby Analytics, 6/27-6/29

  • Clinton: 47, Bush: 35
  • Clinton: 48, Paul: 36
  • Clinton: 48, Christie: 33

A new Zogby poll shows Hillary Clinton below 50 percent in the polls against potential Republican candidates for the first time this election cycle and many are blaming her “lackluster” book rollout.

The poll, conducted by Zogby Analytics between June 27 and June 29, shows Clinton fail to reach 50 percent of the vote against any Republican candidate.

In a matchup against former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Clinton still leads by a margin of 47-35 but that’s a considerable drop from her previously-held 18-point lead.

In a matchup against Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Clinton leads 48-36 but had previously led by 21 points.

In a matchup against New jersey Governor Chris Christie, Hillary owns a 48-33 lead but at one point led by a whopping 52-29 margin.

Zogby told The Washington Examiner, “Even more than her dwindling leads over GOP contenders is that while she is pretty much running against herself, in a very high-profile book tour, she is losing ground. Her biggest problem, I have always felt, is the inevitability factor. It helped do her in in 2007-2008 and right now looks to be her major nemesis. She has this whole playing field to herself and is declining in the polls.”

Zogby notes that, “It is significant in every case the runaway favorite again polls under 50 percent and that both Governor Bush and Senator Paul continue to increase their support among key groups. Clinton has almost universal name recognition among likely voters and it is unlikely that she could say or do anything to increase her support base.”