This weekend, the same WaPo-ABC News pollsters who noted in late January that Hillary Clinton had the biggest lead, ever, of any Democratic frontrunner for the Presidency, have published the results of a poll that notes that 55% of all Dems/Leaning Dems want HRC to face primary opposition.
Democrats don’t want a free pass for Clinton
By Aaron Blake
June 8 at 11:23 am
A majority of Democrats say they would rather that Hillary Clinton face a competitive primary in 2016. But even in that case, they're prepared to give her a landslide win.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 55 percent of Democratic-leaning respondents think that other Democrats should run, while 28 percent think Clinton should be unopposed and 13 percent say she shouldn't run, period.
The numbers are all the more interesting because, even as Democrats say they want a competitive primary, they really don't see anybody actually competing with Clinton right now…
…The data suggest that Clinton's "inevitability" in the Democratic primary is as much about the lack of viable options — or, at least, the lack of viable options people actually know about…
As Mother Jones recently noted, Clinton has a Wall Street "problem." Of course, there are many people within our own party that regularly explain to us that this a feature, not a bug. IMHO, if anyone thinks that any Republican opponent against HRC in the 2016 general election will not use that vulnerability to drive home a resonating, Mack truckload full of propaganda to Main Street, they're kidding themselves. Of course, if the GOP nominee is Jeb, Mitt, or a Romney-like retread, the GOP will be looking at a wash in the propaganda department as far as that topic's messaging is concerned. Meantime, right now, HRC still romps in the general, as well, according to this weekend's poll.
Then again, polls 2-1/2 years out from an election are rather meaningless, despite all the contrarian hullabaloo regarding same emanating from some corners of the Democratic Party. Of course, those continuing to tout the former Secretary of State's inevitabie-ness as our Party's nominee in 2016 may soon realize the inconvenient truth that, every so often, this type of messaging creates its own voter backlash, too.
Meanwhile, in directly-related news at the WaPo this weekend, there's a great piece on new scientific discoveries regarding the study of the brain as it relates to learned helplessness.
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