CNN chief national correspondent John King said on “New Day” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s horrible poll numbers on trustworthiness and honesty are the equivalent of a “fire-alarm fire” that her campaign needs to address.
“Clearly, we’re seeing a candidate who right now isn’t showing us transparency, accountability, or a high level of ethical standards,” said National Journal editor Ron Fournier. “Those are things we should be factoring in as well. Especially reporters… the polls go her way, that doesn’t necessarily mean we should stop reporting on it.”
“And the Clinton people shouldn’t take solace in these polls, because they haven’t gotten beyond those fundamental questions of leadership,” he concluded. (VIDEO: MSNBC Panel: Hillary’s New Poll Numbers Are ‘Terrible,’ ‘Crushingly Bad’)
“Even though perhaps half of voters don’t think she is some combination of honest, trustworthy, straightforward, she is still far and away the Democratic choice in this primary season,” noted AP’s Julie Pace. “The party is all in, regardless of honesty and trustworthiness. It’s kind of a sad situation actually.”
She has the resources, she doesn’t have a competitive challenger right now, they are going to spend a lot their dimes looking at the 25 percent who view her as honest and straightforward,” King said. “Because in a campaign, she has a lot of good numbers, but that one right there, that’s the equivalent of a fire-alarm fire.” (RELATED: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Doesn’t Understand The Constitution)