That Edge Clinton Had? It Vanished

New poll shows Hillary losing ground in Dem race
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2015 7:14 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee yesterday in Milwaukee.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton's email controversy may be hurting her more than she anticipated. In a new CNN/ORC poll revealed last night that surveyed 1,012 adults from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, support for Clinton dropped 10 percentage points since last month among Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic. Clinton grabbed 37% support, while Bernie Sanders received 27%, and VP Joe Biden (who hasn't yet declared he's running) got 20%. Bringing up the rear were Martin O'Malley at 3%, Jim Webb with 2%, and Lincoln Chafee with an undesirable asterisk, signifying less than 1%.

Enthusiasm overall for Clinton has waned as well, the New York Times notes, with the 60% of registered Democratic voters in April who said they were excited about her run plummeting to 43%—though Biden only received 37% and Sanders 31% (a big jump up from Sanders' 13% in April). And Clinton isn't powering ahead of her GOP counterparts, either, coming in among registered voters with 46% to Ben Carson's 51%, 47% to Jeb Bush's 49%, and the same stat—48%—as Donald Trump. (The country got to see an emotional Joe Biden during his appearance last night on The Late Show.)

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