Hillary camp needs to start panicking hard. A new poll has her dropping below 50% for the first time in a long time.
From Fox News:
Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic primary race has narrowed to its slimmest margin yet.
The front-runner’s support has slipped under 50 percent, and cracks may be appearing in what some called her “firewall” — the African-American voter bloc.
Here are the numbers from the latest Fox News national poll:
Forty-nine percent of Democratic primary voters now support Clinton — down from 54 percent two weeks ago.
Bernie Sanders also drops — by two points — to 37 percent. Martin O’Malley, down two ticks as well, gets 1 percent.
Ten percent are undecided — a sign the race is more fluid than it seemed two weeks ago when only two percent were undecided.
Last June, Clinton held a 46-point lead over Sanders. Since then, Sanders’s support has grown slowly but steadily, while Clinton’s support has ebbed and recovered once — and now appears in danger of another reversal.
Clinton’s sagging support is due, at least in part, to erosion among black voters. While 67 percent support her, that’s down from 78 percent two weeks ago and 84 percent in December.
“This comes against a backdrop of extreme volatility in stock markets and increasing pessimism about the economy,” says Dana Blanton, vice president of public opinion research for Fox News. “For the first time in over three years, more Americans think the economy is getting worse than better.”
A year ago, 53 percent thought the economy was getting better and 36 percent said worse. Now 46 percent think it’s getting worse and 39 percent better.
I don’t know what is better about this news – the idea of Hillary losing AGAIN to a man after touting her reproductive parts as qualifications for president, or the opportunity for a Republican to trounce the grumpy old weirdo Bernie!!!