While discussing some recent polls which show Hillary Clinton lagging behind some of the potential GOP frontrunners in a number of swing states, which of course makes the talking heads over at Faux “news” very happy, even if it is way too early in the process for these polls to to mean much of anything, Journal Editorial Report host Paul Gigot first asked one of his regular guests and fellow contributors at Uncle Rupert's rag, The Wall Street Journal, Mary Kissel, why she thought he numbers were declining.
Kissel of course proceeded to rattle off every single fake right wing “scandal” du jour, from Benghazi, to her emails, to the Clinton Foundation, to you name it and attacked her for not “having the political skill” of her husband Bill, which was followed by Gigot asking their resident relic, Dorothy Rabinowitz what she thought of the Clinton campaign as well with the hope she'd pile on, which she happily did.
GIGOT: You don't think she's a good candidate Dorothy?
RABINOWITZ: That's right and I'm thinking for all of these facts which are really quite relevant...
GIGOT: Except the core political skill level.
RABINOWITZ: The core political skill and the fact that this is a person, not only who does not light up the room. This is a person who is difficult to listen to. I used to think that if you wanted to extract information from terrorists, all you have to do is put them in the room with Hillary Clinton and force them to listen to her speech. They'll tell you everything after that.
GIGOT: You know I don't think that that's true from the Republicans base, I mean Dorothy. I mean a lot of them like to listen to her... I mean the Democratic base is what I meant.
RABINOWITZ: The other thing, for all the contract between Hillary Clinton and those three frontrunners. It is not just a fantasy. These are serious candidates, the Republican three top three, they work very well, Marco Rubio and the rest. You cannot help but pose it to the American people and they'll say, yes, I choose them.
Or you could just force them to listen to Rabinowitz. Glass houses Dorothy.... glass houses.
And of course the big elephant in the room they somehow forgot to mention from that poll is Donald Trump. Notice anyone's name missing from the graphic they put up while discussing the Quinnipiac poll?
Here's more from the poll they decided to cherry pick.
July 22, 2015 - Clinton In Trouble In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; Trump's Negatives Are Almost 2-1 :
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is behind or on the wrong side of a too-close-to-call result in matchups with three leading Republican contenders, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
Perhaps the biggest loser, however, is Donald Trump, who has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in each state, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on key states in the presidential election.
In several matchups in Iowa and Colorado, another Democratic contender, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, runs as well as, or better than Clinton against Rubio, Bush and Walker. Vice President Joseph Biden does not do as well.
Clinton gets markedly negative favorability ratings in each state, 35 - 56 percent in Colorado, 33 - 56 percent in Iowa and 41 - 50 percent in Virginia.
The worst favorability ratings for any Democrat or Republican in the presidential field belong to Trump: 31 - 58 percent in Colorado, 32 - 57 percent in Iowa and 32 - 61 percent in Virginia.
"Hillary Clinton's numbers have dropped among voters in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. She has lost ground in the horserace and on key questions about her honesty and leadership," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, she has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50 percent in each of the three states."
"Against three Republicans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Secretary Clinton trails in six matchups and is on the down side of too-close-to call in three," Brown added.
"That's compared to the April 9 Quinnipiac University poll in which she was clearly ahead in five of the matchups and too-close-to-call in the other four. One other key takeaway is that Vice President Joseph Biden, who is considering a 2016 run, does better than Clinton on honesty and on caring about voter needs, always a key Democratic strong point."
"Donald Trump stands out for the wrong reason among the 17 candidates for the Republican presidential nomination: His large negative favorability rating means his growth potential is not as attractive as his competitors."
Go read the rest for more details and the questions that were asked if you're interested and as I said, it's very early. There haven't been any debates yet. Most people don't even know who a lot of the candidates are, and Clinton has been hit with a barrage of negative press over these drummed up "scandals" just as they did in the clip above.