According to Quinnipiac University’s latest polling results, Clinton’s presidential outlook has diminished. Clinton, for the first time, is “trailing her top GOP rivals in the critical swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia.” Additionally, Clinton’s “honesty and trustworthy ratings are in free fall.” Forbes,
Clinton is now lagging behind Senator Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in head-to-head match-ups by widening margins of two percentage points up to nine points. More specifically, the Republican front runners lead Clinton by the widest margins in Colorado and Iowa, by five to nine points, and are slightly ahead in closer races in Virginia by two to three points…
In all three states, Clinton’s rating a strong leader has dropped by between four and ten points compared to earlier data. Clinton is barely above 50 percent in this key category in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia, underscoring voters’ perception of her questionable leadership abilities.
Brutally negative favorability ratings in each critical state, 35% favorable to 56% unfavorable in Colorado, 33% to 56% in Iowa, and 41% to 50% in Virginia, reflect poorly on her candidacy thus far.
Republicans lawmakers have learned from international partners that the White House has blocked Congress from reviewing two key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear Deal. The National Review,
Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency would negotiate separately with Iran about the inspection of a facility long-suspected of being used to research long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons…
The terms of the current agreement wouldn’t allow Congress to review any concessions the IAEA makes to get into the site. “Even members of Congress who are sympathetic to this deal cannot and must not accept a deal we aren’t even aware of,” said Pompeo.
According to annual trustees reports on the entitlement programs, Social Security and Medicare are on track to hit insolvency by 2034. That’s one year later than the entitlement program’s trustees predicted a year ago. The Hill,
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told reporters at a briefing that the funds are “secure today and will remain secure in the years to come,” but warned that they are also “facing challenges that need to be addressed” by Congress.
Still, the trustees warned that the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund is still on track to run dry by late 2016. If Congress does not act to close that shortfall, the fund would only be able to pay out 81 percent of benefits.
The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, meanwhile, is expected to be able to cover its obligations through 2030, the reports said. That’s 13 years later than what was projected before Congress passed ObamaCare.
According to new national numbers from an Associated Press-GfK poll, Hillary Clinton has a serious problem. The Washington Post,
The problem is this: Since she’s been an active presidential candidate — she released a video making her intentions plain on Sunday April 12 — the number of people who view her favorably has rapidly dropped. Since an April AP-GfK poll, Clinton’s overall favorable number has dipped by seven points while her unfavorable rating has risen by eight — up to 49 percent in the new survey.