Skip to comments.Voter Doubts About Her Honesty Costing Clinton
Posted on 04/06/2008 12:06:24 PM PDT by Enchante
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being hobbled in her race to overtake Illinois Sen. Barack Obama by persistent questions among voters about her honesty, according to polls.
A new poll in North Carolina - which after the April 22 Pennsylvania primary, is the next big prize on the campaign trail - says a key element in Obama's success is that the state's voters value trust over experience. The survey for the Charlotte Observer/WCNC-TV reported that only 25 percent of voters gave high marks to Clinton for trustworthiness compared to 48 percent for Obama and 54 percent for Arizona Sen. John McCain. Nearly 9 in 10 voters said trust would be a major factor in deciding how they would vote.
Surveys in North Carolina have consistently shown Obama with a big lead over Clinton, and that was underscored again today in a new Rasmussen Reports poll. The poll, conducted April 3, says Obama's lead over Clinton has now soared to 56 percent to 33 percent.
Rasmussen noted that one bit of bad news for Obama is that 56 percent of Clinton supporters said they would not be likely to vote for Obama in a race against McCain. The Charlotte Observer poll put that number lower, saying 20 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for McCain if Obama gets the nomination while 13 percent of Obama backers would do the same if Clinton is the nominee.
The Charlotte Observer poll was conducted as Clinton got caught up in news reports contradicting her account of once coming under sniper fire in Bosnia. The same doubts about Clinton's honesty have surfaced in polls by Gallup and Pew Research
On the honesty issue, Rasmussen says 77 percent have followed news stories about Clinton's misstatements about her Bosnia trip. Twenty-three percent say they are a "very important" issue while 25 percent say the issue is "somewhat important." Sixty-three percent say that most politicians lie or embellish the truth when discussing their own accomplishments.
The Charlotte Observer poll also found:
- Two-thirds of voters give Obama high marks for his ability to connect with voters compared to a third who give McCain and Clinton high marks.
- Three-quarters give high marks to Obama for intelligence compared to the more than the two-thirds who gave his rivals high marks.
Of course Obambi is also a lying fraud, but Shrillary's fantasies and fabrications have been coming a bit too fast and furious for even the most dedicated media suck-ups to swallow so easily.
The irony here is so thick; the woman has NEVER been honest. EVER.
If Hillary thinks she faces a “credibility gap” now she’d better pray that this does not get picked up more widely:
She would face the issue if Media were not so gutless and biased.
Everytime she says she was SLEEP DEPRIVED and MISSPOKE, someone has to say that NOBODY EVER falsely remembers that they were being shot at and had to duck down and run to save their lives.
Why would the Pilot even land if the area was not cleared? Why would her daughter be with her?
Many of us have been sleep deprived, especially in Silicon Valley where 14-15 hour work days are normal. Not once did I falsely recall being attacked by Serbian Snipers or say M-13 Gangsters.
She told that story MULTIPLE TIMES. Was she sleep deprived EVERY SINGLE TIME?
I think deep in their hearts people know Klintons are PURE EVIL LYIING SCUM.
However, all media has to do is DARE ask couple of follow up questions. Then the witch would have REAL troubles.
good points - I have been seriously sleep-deprived many many times, and not once was I disposed to concoct fantasies about running around under sniper fire or even spearheading the peace process in Northern Ireland.
The media still gives her far too much leeway and credit for complete howlers..... but it may all be finally catching up with her as just one lie too many gets scrutiny at the same time.....
Exactly - where have these “voters” been since 1991?
Not voting I hope.
Amazing, isn't it?!
Does Hillary think as President that she won’t be ‘sleep deprived’? How is she going to handle situations if she has problems being ‘sleep deprived’?!!! /s
I guess she was ‘sleep deprived’ when she couldn’t remember where those billing records were either. /s
Exactly! LOL! What if she gets a call at 3:00AM in WH? They maybe calling about “Foreclosures”, and in her state of delirousness, she may order bombing on sniper realtors.
The sound of SCALES dropping from eyes is deafeening! ABOUT DAMN TIME!!
If honesty really mattered to dems, they’d never be able to field a candidate. Ever.
I agree - especially about the scum part.
What I find to be more than passingly strange is if the ‘event’ were true, it would have been a very full news day for it not to have been reported worldwide. Having the First Lady shot at, only with her daughter, is a really big deal, simply because it happened and even more importantly why she was allowed to travel to that area in the first place.
With that said, how could she even think that she could get away with such a lie? To me, it’s not just a lie, it seems more insane or at the very least way out of touch with reality.
Hillary doesn’t just lie, she lies under oath. The just-released report of Independent Counsel Robert Ray on the dismissal of the White House Travel Office staff in 1993 says, “The overwhelming evidence establishes that she played a role in the decision to fire the employees and provided input into that decision. Thus, her statement to the contrary under oath was factually false.”
Ray’s report cites eight conversations she had with senior White House employees expressing her desire to replace the Travel Office staff. is black.
Great Point! Not one person with access to media would have missed the Story. America’s first lady and her daughter run on the tarmac under sniper fire.
She would have gotten some kind of medal for that.
Its so illogical the whole lie.....but Klintons intimidate people and also rely on their buddies to say WHATEVER they want to grab power....knowing full well there won’t be any hell to pay.
Right now only reason this got this much coverage is because of Obamania. Media can’t resist his temptation so they took few ‘shots’ at Hildabeast to back her off......
If she was the presumptive nominee, and it was the Republicans who reminded people that she is lying.....they would be attacked as Right Wing Conspirators.....and other than couple article here and there no one would hear about it.
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