With the usual caveats (... mumble mumble election far away... mumble mumble... hasn't announced yet), the Republican/ media efforts to bring Hillary Clinton down a peg or two are still in the "FAIL" category:
... In the [CNN/ORC] poll's head-to-head match-ups, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul comes the closest to Clinton, but her 11-point lead over him, 54 percent to 43 percent, isn't what you'd call razor thin.
After Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio trails Clinton by a mere 13 points, 55 to 42, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is one more point back, drawing 41 percent to Clinton's steady 55 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all poll 15 points behind Clinton, 55 to 40. Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson also polls at 40 percent, but Clinton gains an extra point on him, rising to 56 percent.That's right: the closest margin is 11 points! As far as her "favorables/ unfavorables" compared to Republican candidates, it's pretty much the same ass-kicking story. And this poll was taken last week, in the midst of the mediagasm over Clinton's State Department emails.
So expect the right-wing noise machine and "mainstream media" to re-double their efforts on "email-ghazi!!" and other phantasms that inhabit their lizard brains.