Hillary Clinton released a new campaign ad on Aug. 18 decrying the effect of income inequality on the middle class, The Hill reported. “When you see that you’ve got CEOs making 300 times what the average worker is making, the deck is stacked in favor of those at the top,” Clinton said in the 30-second ad, which was released on YouTube.
The ad, which has garnered less than 5,000 views, features images of Clinton’s family a her law school graduation and footage of her greeting supporters who are apparently at work. “We need to have people believing that their work will be rewarded,” Clinton added. “I’m going to do everything I can to get that deck reshuffled so that being middle class means something again.”
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In the wake of her email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ meteoric rise in the 2016 presidential race, Clinton has been faltering in the polls. Although she’s generally considered the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic party, her new message bears a significant resemblance to Bernie Sanders’ rallying cries about the decline of the middle class at the hands of the super wealthy.
This isn’t the first time Clinton’s campaign has apparently “felt the Bern” and reacted by changing the conversation to reflect a populous viewpoint. Though Clinton is still leading Sanders in the polls, the new ad and focus on income inequality may not be able to stop Clinton’s campaign from losing traction.