Bernie Fans And Republicans Agree: Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out NOW!
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's real face, we guess.
Oh look, it is another extremely meaningful poll to tell us the extremely meaningful things about what might happen if the 2016 election were held today, even though it's not going to be held for (hold on, back-of-the-napkin calculations happening) at least eleventy thousand more days. Considering how Hillary Clinton is probably a ginormous email criminal, who insists on changing her email address every single time she fires up a new AOL free trial CD-ROM, should she drop out of the race RIGHT THIS SECOND? Glad we have a poll from the ever-reliable Rasmussen to tell us these things:
[T]he latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton should suspend her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination until all of the legal questions about her use of the private e-mail server are resolved. Nearly as many (44%) disagree. Nine percent (9%) are undecided.
OH NO HILLARY IS IN TROUBLE! Because, though those numbers sure do look to be evenly tied, and even though almost half of the electorate would probably say ANY Democrat should suspend her campaign, due to how Democrats hate America obviously, Rasmussen found that BOTH sides hate Hillary, or something:
Even one-in-four Democrats (24%) agree that the front-runner for their party’s nomination should suspend her campaign for the time being. But that compares to 73% of Republicans and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
Forty-five percent (45%) of all voters - but only 18% of Democrats - now consider the national security questions raised about Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of State to be a serious scandal. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of likely voters consider the matter an embarrassing situation, while nearly as many (23%) say it’s no big deal.
Okay, let's not even get mired down in why Rasmussen is bad at polling and has this weird habit of making things look rosier for Republicans than they are. That's just a well-established fact. And even if the numbers are wrong (they probably are), it makes sense that 73 percent of Republicans would want her to suspend her campaign over the piddly ass email "scandal," because they consume Fox News and are thus pretty sure President Hillary Clinton would spend each and every day of her presidency sending American ambassadors to Benghazi, getting them killed dead, and lying about it. In fact, 73 seems like kind of a low number.
But huh, wonder who those 24 percent of Democrats are? Maybe they are Bernie Sanders fans, which is a Just Fine thing to be! Because it seems to us that a lot of the Democrats who support Bernie (T-shirts available right here, in case you're naked and need a shirt to cover up your nips) also are of the "Oh dear sweet Jesus, not another Clinton" mindset, and might be inclined to say to a pollster, "Yes, make her go away, why not." The latest CNN/ORC national polling on the Democratic primary shows Clinton with 47 percent and Sanders with 29 percent, followed by Biden (still not actually running!) at 14 percent. Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee are tied at "Who?"
So, if you look at those numbers side by side, and then you grade on a curve in order to make a little room for whatever Rasmussen fucked up -- OOPS, WE ONLY ASKED CATS PROBABLY -- the numbers seem to kinda line up. Just saying.
But good job with the continuing Clinton scandal narrative, everyone! Still got it after all these years. Is there even a "there" there, with these emails? Did she even do anything wrong? (The State Department says, "Nope, not really!") IS SHE FUCKING HUMA ABEDIN? (The NY Times is ON that one, you better believe.)
We don't know, we are yr Wonkette, we are just asking questions.