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Chelsea Clinton can't believe 'her hero' Hillary slipping in polls

Rachael Alexander

Published 16/09/2015 | 02:30

Despite a big fundraising advantage and a slew of endorsements from party leaders, Mrs Clinton’s standing with voters has slipped
Despite a big fundraising advantage and a slew of endorsements from party leaders, Mrs Clinton’s standing with voters has slipped

Chelsea Clinton has expressed her surprise at hearing that her mum is slipping in the polls because she's "my hero".

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The young Clinton, who has a daughter of her own, says she believes that as more Americans get a chance to hear from Hillary Rodham Clinton they will understand "why I believe so strongly that she would make a great president".

Despite a big fundraising advantage and a slew of endorsements from party leaders, Mrs Clinton's standing with voters has slipped - multiple polls show a majority of Americans don't find her honest and trustworthy.

Chelsea Clinton was asked about those polls on NBC's 'Today' show.

"I'm not a pundit. I'm a daughter," Chelsea said. "And I love and admire my mom."

When asked what Hillary is like as a grandmother, Chelsea said her mum is always game for singing 'The Wheels on the Bus' to baby Charlotte and is helping her learn to walk. When asked whether her mother was a good singer, Chelsea laughed and said: "Not at all."

Meanwhile, a Dallas rally by Republican hopeful Donald Trump produced some of the sharpest scenes of conflict yet in his campaign as hundreds gathered to protest over his positions on immigration and confronted supporters as they left the event.

Inside the rally at the American Airlines Center sports arena, the biggest cheers from the thousands of attendees erupted when Mr Trump said it was time to stop illegal immigration.

"It's a massive problem," Trump said as the crowd around him stood roaring and waving Trump campaign signs and American flags.

But when the rally ended, supporters walked to their cars through a gauntlet of protesters, many of them Hispanic, shouting "Shame on you." Some yelled back: "Keep them out!"

Police struggled to keep the two sides separate.

Irish Independent

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