New Crossroads Poll: Clinton’s Image in Free-Fall; Clinton and Biden Down Double Digits in Battleground States

WASHINGTON – Today, as Democrats kick off the first of six debates, American Crossroads released the results of its monthly Vox Populi tracking poll, showing continued deterioration in Hillary Clinton’s image and weak performances by both Clinton and Joe Biden against a generic Republican nominee in six key battleground states.

In an online poll of registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, Clinton trails a generic Republican nominee by 36% to 50%, while Biden gets 36% to 48% for a generic Republican.

The poll also shows continued deterioration in Clinton’s favorability and perception of trustworthiness since American Crossroads began the poll series in May 2015. The percentage of voters who say they do not trust Clinton has risen from 43% in May to 60% in October.  And 58% of respondents say they would be less likely to vote for Hillary Clinton based on her falsely claiming to have turned over all work-related emails, of which at least 400 were found to have contained classified information.

“Hillary Clinton’s unraveling email story and pandering flip-flops have turned her into a caricature of a politician in most voters’ minds,” said Ian Prior, Communications Director for American Crossroads. “But if Democrats think that Joe Biden will help put an end to their long Hillary nightmare, they are in for a rude awakening.”

The October poll can be viewed here, and the full trends from our monthly polls can be accessed here.

A few of the key trend-lines follow below:

CLINTONFAV:  Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?

  May June July August September October
Favorable 40 42 38 36 32 32
Unfavorable 53 50 53 57 57 55
Not aware of her 1 1 1 2 2 2
Unsure 6 7 8 5 9 11

 

 

VALUES:  Do you think that Hillary Clinton shares your values?

  May June July August September October
Completely 12 11 11 10 10 9
On most issues 28 31 29 28 26 25
Not on most issues 16 18 19 16 17 19
Not at all 36 33 35 40 40 38
Unsure 8 7 7 6 7 10
Refuse 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

TRUST:  Generally speaking, do you trust Hillary Clinton?

  May June July August September October
Completely trust 16 17 16 14 16 13
Somewhat trust 23 27 25 23 21 20
Somewhat distrust 12 14 14 13 12 15
Completely distrust 40 37 42 47 46 45
Unsure 5 4 4 4 5 7
Refuse 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a