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Clinton beaten by six Republican contenders in Fox News poll

by | Nov 23, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

beathillary4So, if (a) a new study by the Pew Research Center finds that just 19% of American say they trust the government “always or most of the time”; and (b) there is massive unhappiness with President Obama and Congress, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that an ABC News-Washington Post poll find that an amazing 75 % of people are paying close attention to the presidential race almost a year out from the election! (And that, of course, doesn’t even factor in the impact of what has happened in France and heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the United States.)

But, on the other hand, we are just 69 days out from the February 1, 2016, Iowa Caucuses, and only 77 days out from the February 9, 2016 New Hampshire primary.

Which is another way of saying that the disastrous Fox News poll results for pro-abortion Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton against her pro-life Republican rivals makes for interesting reading but hardly definitive. What did the poll find?

For starters, Clinton ties with businesswoman Carly Fiorina but loses to six other GOP candidates: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

For another thing, 42% (against Mrs. Fiorina) is her high water mark.

For still another, in this poll at least, Mrs. Clinton, the former Secretary of State, fares worst against Sen. Rubio, losing 50% to 42%.

Among GOPers, as he has done for months, Mr. Trump is the Republican frontrunner with 28%. Dr. Carson is second with 18% and Sens. Rubio and Cruz are tied at 14%.

In the Fox News poll of 1,016 registered voters released Sunday, no other GOP candidate had more than 3% support.

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