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Two Critical Swing States Prefer Rand Paul To Hillary Clinton

A recent poll shows Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, coming in behind Republican presidential candidates in three important swing states: Colorado, Iowa and Virginia.

Pollster Peter Brown said, "It isn't just one or two Republicans who are stepping up; it's virtually the entire GOP field that is running better against her." Clinton's most formidable opponent so far is Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky who has a 3 percent lead over her in Colorado and a 1 percent lead in Iowa--this is according to the Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll. Brown also said, "These numbers are a boost for U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky as he formally launches his campaign."

On the other hand, Clinton leads all Republican candidates in Virginia where 47 percent of respondents preferred her to both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Virginia respondents did like Paul and gave him 43 percent of the votes.

Brown says Clinton's personal email scandal is what's behind the drop in support. Clinton used a personal email account and server at her home while serving as secretary of state on top of not releasing all of her emails to the House Benghazi committee as requested. Clinton said the emails that were not handed over were personal and therefore not relevant.

The poll asked how important the use of a personal email account issue was to their vote for president in the 2016 general election. In all three states, 29 percent said it was "very important," while 36 percent said it was "not important at all."

In Colorado, 51 percent of respondents did not have a favorable view of Clinton with 47 percent in Iowa. Virginia was the only state that had a favorable view of her at 48 percent. Both Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were found unfavorable in all three states. For Paul, those who "had not heard enough about him" matched his favorable numbers. Bush and Walker were both found to be honest.

Photo: George Skoville

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