During a segment Wednesday morning that started out focusing on attacking Donald Trump, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts and panel quickly shifted gears when they noticed a new poll showing Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rankings increase.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University “Q Poll” shows Clinton’s poll numbers have dropped dramatically. The poll shows her with growing, negative “favorability” ratings in swing states Iowa, Virginia and Colorado.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski announced, “I think we kinda missed a lead here,” seeming fairly surprised by the new numbers showing leading democratic candidate’s increasing “unfavorable” ratings in some of the key states.
In addition to Clinton’s problems in Iowa, Virginia and Colorado, the new poll also shows the presumed nominee has trouble when she faces some of the leading Republican candidates.
According to the new Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters, Clinton would lose to Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio.
An astonished Joe Scarborough was completely flabbergasted throughout the entire segment.
Looking for some clarity on the polling data, Scarborough asked “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd, “What does the Democratic party do about numbers like this in Iowa, Virginia and other important swing states — Colorado for gosh sakes?”
Todd shared his analysis, saying, “If it wasn’t for Donald Trump, the biggest story of the summer would be Hillary Clinton’s problems solidifying herself inside the party.”
“This also fits another pattern of hers,” Todd added. “Whenever she’s been out front as the face of the Democratic party, her numbers have gone down. They always have.”
“Why is that?” Scarborough wondered. To which Todd quickly replied, “You could simply say, she doesn’t ‘wear well.’”
After Scarborough continued to stammer about trying to figure out “what happened,” co-host Brzezinski also added that “Scott Walker performs best of the three candidates matched against her (Clinton)” and “the poll finds Bernie Sanders performing nearly as well as Clinton and even better against Jeb Bush in Iowa and Colorado.”