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:
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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