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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:30 PM

Clinton still leads Dems and GOP candidates, despite onslaught: (HILLARY GROUP) [View all]

You would never know it by reading the mainstream media or watching this morning's or Sunday's cable news hosts and talking heads doing their usual negativity pile-on about Hillary Clinton's alleged troubles due to emails and a possible entry in the race, due to those alleged troubles, by Vice President Biden.

But current polling data show that former Secretary of State Clinton has substantial favorable ratings among Democrats and leads every GOP presidential candidate. So why have the media ignored these data expressing voter choices that are favorable to Clinton and focused only on the "distrust" and "unfavorables" data? Is there some impetus to prove that the "scandal" regarding emails is as serious as the media and the Republicans are trying to make it?

Here are the facts on Clinton's continued popularity among Democrats and strength in the general election vs. all Republican candidates...

I have three reasons why I believe the media and GOP piling on Clinton hasn't affected voter choices.

First, voters must make choices and most Democrats and most voters are choosing Clinton vs. the others. Data show that voters continue to see Clinton as a fighter for everyday Americans, someone who has been the subject media/Republican hyped-up bogus "scandals" before (remember Whitewater?), but has always bounced back and continued to fight for them.

Second, while many people say they have questions about the way Clinton has handled the emails controversy, they also seem to understand that 1) she violated no laws; and 2) there is no evidence that national security was harmed by her having a private, secure server. So what's the fuss about, other than media hype (again) and politics?

And third, men as well as women in this country happen to believe that it's about time America elected a qualified female president of the United States. Every other major democracy in the world has; only the United States hasn't ever.

Any opponent of Hillary Clinton, current or future, must understand the power of this historic opportunity, given Clinton's high qualifications for the office of president.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/251842-clinton-still-leads-dems-and-gop-candidates-despite via The Hill

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