It’s still early in the presidential campaign, but Hillary fatigue may already be settling in with voters, based on a new Quinnipiac poll that shows Clinton trailing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the key swing states of Iowa, Virginia and Colorado.
The results are driven in part by her negative favorability ratings—she’s upside down in those three states—with voters still wary of her trustworthiness, given the Bengahzi, email and Clinton Foundation donor scandals that have dogged her campaign.
Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough said the poll numbers were “stunning,” and turned to Meet the Press host Chuck Todd for some analysis.
“ What does the Democratic Party do about numbers like this in Iowa, Virginia and other important swing states — Colorado for gosh sakes?” asked Scarborough.
Todd responded by saying that “If it wasn’t for Donald Trump, the biggest story of the summer would be Hillary Clinton’s problems solidifying herself inside the Democratic party.” He said that her drooping poll numbers shouldn’t come as a complete shock because “Whenever she’s been out front as the face of the Democratic Party, her numbers have gone down. They always have.”
Scarborough probed a little further, asking, “Why is that?” Todd answered, “You could simply say, she doesn’t ‘wear well.’”
The more the voters get to know her, the less they like her. That could give Republicans just enough of a margin to recapture the White House in 2016.