Clinton’s Lead in Dem Field Slips; GOP Contenders Pull Even with Her
Hillary Clinton once held a dominant lead over the majority of the Republican candidates.
Now, she finds herself trailing Ben Carson 51 to 46, Jeb Bush 49 to 47, and tied with Donald Trump in the latest CNN poll that was released on Thursday.
The Hill reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lead in the primary field is slipping, and her edge over potential GOP opponents is gone, according to a Thursday CNN poll.Clinton garners 37 percent support in the Democratic field, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) behind her at 27 percent and Vice President Biden — who has not declared a White House bid — at 20 percent.Clinton’s total is 10 percentage points down from the same poll in August, while Sanders’s is static and Biden’s is up 6 points.In head-to-head polls, Clinton ties with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at 48 percent each.Faced with other top GOP contenders, Clinton trails retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson 51 percent to 46 percent and trails former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 49 percent to 47 percent.The poll of 1,012 adults overall — 395 Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters — was conducted Sept. 4-8. It has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, and a margin of error among Democratic voters of plus or minus 5 percentage points.