Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton believes that an element of her arch rival, Senator Bernie Sanders’s appeal is that he’s the perfect send-a-message vehicle. Starting with last NBC Democratic debate on Sunday, Hillary sought to paint the Vermont senator as a risky standard-bearer for Democrats in their effort to retain the office at the White House. Clinton and Sanders, the two leading figures for the Democratic party are viewed favorably by most Democratic voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton aims to make people think twice about voting for her opponent, Sanders, by suggesting that a Sanders candidacy would help Republicans win the general election. Clinton believes she’s the only one that can silence the republicans, especially Donald Trump.
Sanders ahead of Hillary in poll
Senator Bernie Sanders is on the rise in his Iowa and New Hampshire poll numbers, just as the Iowa caucus is less than two weeks away. Similarly, his national support is growing in numbers, according to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll which shows that Sanders is trailing his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton by just nine points among likely Democratic primary voters. The closest margin so far earned by the Vermont Senator. Sanders has always been well-liked, compared with Clinton. More than half the overall public has an unfavorable view of Clinton, and that has been true in the poll for a while. Among Democratic primary voters, 70% have a favorable opinion of Clinton, while 78% have a favorable view of Sanders.
The most electable is Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton still holds the position as the most electable candidate, ahead of Bernie Sanders. She is still perceived by voters as the most electable Democratic or Republican candidate. Many expect a Sanders victory in Vermont’s neighboring New Hampshire, but Clinton is still seen as the likely winner in Iowa and is expected to win the Democratic nomination, by nearly three to one over Sanders.