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    Bernie Sanders: I attacked Hillary Clinton because she attacked me

    As the Democratic presidential candidates took to the sidewalks of New York, the tenor of the campaign was approaching the gutter -- with each side raising questions about the other's qualifications for the highest office in the land.

    Senator Bernie Sanders defended some of his recent comments about Hillary Clinton in an interview with "CBS This Morning" anchor Charlie Rose.

    CHARLIE ROSE: You said that Secretary Clinton doesn't qualify because she takes super PAC money and has supported trade deals.

    BERNIE SANDERS: What I said was in response to what she has been saying. Washington Post headline, quote, "Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president." I thought it was appropriate to respond.

    ROSE: But is it tit for tat? Is that what this campaign conversation ought to be about?

    SANDERS: No, it certainly should not be. And as you may know, I have tried to run an issue-oriented campaign which is what I believe the American people wanna hear. They want to hear about what ideas we have to improve their lives, not just attacking each other every day. But what I do have to say, Charlie, if we are getting attacked -- every single day -- by the Clinton campaign, I want them to know we're gonna respond, in kind.

    ROSE: Do you believe Secretary Clinton is unqualified to be president?

    SANDERS: Well, does Secretary Clinton believe that I am unqualified to be president?

    ROSE: But why can't you simply say yes? She has a first-rate resume in terms of a life in public service. She's one of the most qualified people to run.

    SANDERS: She has years of experience. She is extremely intelligent. You know, I have some experience too. I have a pretty good record in Congress, as a senator, as a mayor. I think I am qualified to be president. And so to answer your question, you're right. We should not get into this tit for tat. We should be debating the issues facing the American people. All I am saying, if the people are gonna attack us, if they're gonna distort our record, as has been the case time and time again, we're gonna respond.

    ROSE: People are saying the tenor of this campaign has changed, and it's sounding more and more like the Republican campaign.

    SANDERS: Let's not go that far.




    Bernie Sanders: I attacked Hillary Clinton because she attacked me - CBS News

    Is this the kind of temperament and complete dishonesty that the American people want in a President. One that reacts to pressure in this manner?
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    How do those stats break down between the parties?
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    Don't Buy Hype About Hillary Clinton's Untrustworthy Issues - US News

    Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996 because, according to the exit polls, 58 percent of poll respondents cited issues as more important than a candidates' character when it came to deciding their vote, and among this group Clinton beat Dole overwhelmingly, 69 percent to 20 percent. More generally, when presidential scholars put together their forecasts of the presidential popular vote, they focus exclusively on fundamental factors such as the state of the economy, whether the country is at war, and how long the incumbent party has controlled the White House. Question of candidate character, whether trustworthiness or likeability or any other personal attribute, do not figure into their models. The reason is that we find little evidence that they are determinative. Voters may have viewed Bill Clinton as untrustworthy, but in a time of peace and economic prosperity, most chose in the end to reward the incumbent with a second term in office, his personal peccadillos notwithstanding.

    [SEE: Editorial Cartoons on the 2016 Presidential Elections]

    Despite these findings, this won't stop pundits from incorrectly insisting that, "Candidates matter in close campaigns. That goes double for a presidential race which tends to be more dependent on personality and likability than on any sort of policy prescriptions [italics added]." Yes, I understand that it is August – a very slow news month. The president is on vacation. Congress is out of session. The next Republican debate isn't until Sept. 15. Pundits – already naturally predisposed to create the perception of a race where none may exist – are deeply fearful that Clinton, who is trouncing the Democratic field by most metrics, will win this nomination without a real fight. And so why not during a slow news period pounce on the latest polls (never mind that they are not very predictive this early in the contest) to find evidence that Clinton's "lead" is less than we might think and that she is in fact a deeply flawed candidate. So flawed, in fact, that she might as well bow out now! Cue the horse race!

    Alas, simply trotting out one more stale variation about the significance of the "beer test" to make the case that Clinton is potentially doomed does not make the reference any more true this election cycle. To a certain extent the same goes for the constant emphasis on Clinton's relatively high unfavorable ratings. While there's some evidence that the favorable/unfavorable ratio is correlated with election outcomes, it's unclear whether these ratings help determine voters' support for or against a candidate, or are a reflection of that support. In any case, it is far too early in the campaign to put much stock in these numbers.

    The bottom line? It may be that "Hillary just isn't a very good candidate." But it's more likely that some pundits just aren't very good political analysts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    How do those stats break down between the parties?
    Perhaps some proof of those stats would be better?
    And not some link from "Hillaryhaters.com"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    How do those stats break down between the parties?

    Clinton has the lowest rating for honesty as American voters say 60 - 36 percent she is not honest and trustworthy.
    From October 29 - November 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,144 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 502 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 480 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B04 View Post
    Clinton has the lowest rating for honesty as American voters say 60 - 36 percent she is not honest and trustworthy.
    From October 29 - November 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,144 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 502 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 480 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.
    I am going to have to look at that tomorrow when I'm not still alive and dying. Nothing makes sense right now.

    Thank you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    As the Democratic presidential candidates took to the sidewalks of New York, the tenor of the campaign was approaching the gutter -- with each side raising questions about the other's qualifications for the highest office in the land.

    Senator Bernie Sanders defended some of his recent comments about Hillary Clinton in an interview with "CBS This Morning" anchor Charlie Rose.

    CHARLIE ROSE: You said that Secretary Clinton doesn't qualify because she takes super PAC money and has supported trade deals.

    BERNIE SANDERS: What I said was in response to what she has been saying. Washington Post headline, quote, "Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president." I thought it was appropriate to respond.

    ROSE: But is it tit for tat? Is that what this campaign conversation ought to be about?

    SANDERS: No, it certainly should not be. And as you may know, I have tried to run an issue-oriented campaign which is what I believe the American people wanna hear. They want to hear about what ideas we have to improve their lives, not just attacking each other every day. But what I do have to say, Charlie, if we are getting attacked -- every single day -- by the Clinton campaign, I want them to know we're gonna respond, in kind.

    ROSE: Do you believe Secretary Clinton is unqualified to be president?

    SANDERS: Well, does Secretary Clinton believe that I am unqualified to be president?

    ROSE: But why can't you simply say yes? She has a first-rate resume in terms of a life in public service. She's one of the most qualified people to run.

    SANDERS: She has years of experience. She is extremely intelligent. You know, I have some experience too. I have a pretty good record in Congress, as a senator, as a mayor. I think I am qualified to be president. And so to answer your question, you're right. We should not get into this tit for tat. We should be debating the issues facing the American people. All I am saying, if the people are gonna attack us, if they're gonna distort our record, as has been the case time and time again, we're gonna respond.

    ROSE: People are saying the tenor of this campaign has changed, and it's sounding more and more like the Republican campaign.

    SANDERS: Let's not go that far.




    Bernie Sanders: I attacked Hillary Clinton because she attacked me - CBS News

    Is this the kind of temperament and complete dishonesty that the American people want in a President. One that reacts to pressure in this manner?
    As far as the OP goes is there anybody else who is not only interested in trolling and deflecting that care to comment on Bernie's interview with Charlie Rose?

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    Clinton leads Trump in Maine poll, but majority finds her untrustworthy

    But that result belies deep mistrust in both Trump and Clinton in Maine. Trump was seen as untrustworthy by 64 percent of those in the poll, but Clinton wasn’t far behind, at 55 percent. Trump’s top rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, was at 52 percent.


    It’s no surprise that Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nod, polls better in Maine, where he won a commanding caucus victory earlier this month. The Vermont senator polled at 57 percent to Trump’s 31 percent in a head-to head race, and he was the only candidate in either party to be deemed trustworthy by a majority of voters.

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