Look Out Below! Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Are In Free Fall

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Hillary Clinton may be feeling like it’s deja vu all over again.

The Democratic frontrunner’s most recent polling numbers show that she is losing ground against challenger Bernie Sanders, and some of the trends are eerily reminiscent of 2008, when Clinton began with a lead over Barack Obama but ultimately wound up losing the nomination to him.

Based on polling data released by Real Clear Politics, the former Secretary of State stands in a substantially worse position nationally than at this point in 2008. This is made painfully clear when you compare the size of her lead today and then. Take a look:

 

The latest poll numbers show Clinton's national edge is disappearing at a faster rate than against Obama in 2008.
Also, a poll recently released by both CBS/New York Times shows Clinton leading Sanders by only a 7 point margin. The IBD/TIPP poll has Clinton’s lead at a measly 4 percent. At this point in 2008, her lead was steady over Obama by 15 points.
In 2008, Clinton was ahead in New Hampshire, with her main competition coming from Obama and John Edwards. Sanders, however, has been maintaining a double-digit lead over Clinton in the key early primary. How concerning should this be for the Clinton camp? Here’s the comparison chart for 2008 and 2016:
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And in Iowa, Clinton is in an incredibly close race with Senator Sanders, though her lead is larger than at this time in 2008:
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And these are not the only concerns for the Clinton campaign. Polling also shows that she is not faring as well against potential GOP nominees, as this report makes clear:

It may be far too early for Clinton and her advisors to be truly worried about the sudden surge by Sanders while her numbers slide, but her recent attacks on Sanders would seem to indicate that she is indeed feeling some concern about the polling trends. She is still the frontrunner and the favorite to be the Democratic nominee, but these newest numbers could also mean that a the 2016 general election may wind up being much too close for comfort.

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