Hillary Clinton not trusted in swing states: Poll


A new poll by the Quinnipiac University has indicated that a majority of swing state voters think Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 US presidential election, is untrustworthy for the job.

The poll suggests that the former secretary of state has lost a lot of her votes and is no longer in lead compared to Republican candidates.

In the state of Ohio, Clinton is trailing behind Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich.

Fifty-four percent of Ohio voters have told the pollsters that Clinton is not honest or trustworthy to lead the country.

“But perhaps more troubling for her than the continuing slide is how she is perceived by voters who continue to say she is not honest and trustworthy,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the poll, said on Wednesday.

A similar 54 percent of the voters in Pennsylvania, another swing state, also prefer other candidates.

In Florida, the situation is more or less the same and 51 percent of voters have doubted Clinton’s truthfulness.

The new poll is in line with a previous one conducted by CNN/ORC earlier this month, where 57 percent of the American people shared the same impression about the former first lady.

Clinton’s sliding votes are blamed on many unanswered questions regarding the Clinton Foundation, an organization that is allegedly covering up ill-intended measures.

A couple of documents recently leaked by IBI Times revealed that during Clinton’s tenure as the secretary of state which coincided with the Arab Spring, totalitarian regimes in Africa and the Middle East saw an increase in arms export from the United States.

The documents showed that in response, these regimes paid hundreds of thousands of dollars either in form of speech-payments to Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband and former US president, or donations to the Clinton Foundation.


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