The following is a further bit of information on Donald J. Trump’s presidential run. Be sure to keep yourself aware of all the latest news!:
With the passing of Labor Day, the 2016 presidential race enters the critical home stretch as the American electorate traditionally starts paying more attention to the campaigns and the issues that shape the contest to claim the White House.
And with that final leg of the race stretched out before them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are each looking for the distinct advantage of the big “M” — momentum. Just as in a championship football game, momentum heading into the fourth quarter of an election season is an undeniably important factor.
Now, it would seem from an eye-popping new poll, the horse that’s showing closing speed — the team whose fortunes are moving up at just the right time — could well be mounting a come-from-behind victory that will have pundits and prognosticators tucking their tails and scampering for the shadows.
It appears that the battle for the White House is indeed a horserace, and certain folks at CNN — often dissed by conservatives as the “Clinton News Network” — must be chagrined to report the results of its latest voter survey. In just about a month’s time, the surging campaign of the Republican nominee has closed a 10-point gap and taken a marginal lead over a faltering Team Clinton.
CNN’s use of the term “scant two points” to describe the current Trump advantage can’t hide the fact that Hillary’s numbers have been heading south since shortly after the Democratic National Convention came to a close in late July. The GOP contender now tops his Democrat adversary 45-43 percent in the new CNN/ORC survey that points out the headwinds Trump has overcome.
“Most recently, Clinton’s convention propelled her to an 8-point lead among registered voters in an early-August CNN/ORC Poll. Clinton’s lead has largely evaporated despite a challenging month for Trump, which saw an overhaul of his campaign staff, announcements of support for Clinton from several high-profile Republicans and criticism of his campaign strategy.”
If only we could eavesdrop through a hot mic inside Hillary headquarters as top Democrat strategists and spinmeisters work overtime to figure out how to stop the bleeding. Of course, when there are so many gaping wounds in your candidate’s public image — Benghazi, emailgate, Clinton Foundation, State Department for sale, fundraising hypocrisy, not to mention 25 years of scandal-plagued political history — bandaging the hemorrhage is hard enough. Recuperation and re-energizing the candidate is quite another challenge.
The polling news is not all light for Trump and darkness for Clinton, as you might expect in such a topsy-turvy race. In touting its latest findings, The Washington Post headlines: “A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump.”
It’s important to note that the Post’s results are from an online poll conducted with SurveyMonkey, gathering responses from more than 74,000 people who identified themselves as registered voters.
While acknowledging that Trump is definitely moving up in the head-to-head standings, the paper also points out: “The massive survey highlights a critical weakness in Trump’s candidacy — an unprecedented deficit for a Republican among college-educated white voters, especially women. White college graduates have been loyal Republican voters in recent elections, but Trump is behind Clinton with this group across much of the country, including in some solidly red states.”
Still, when considering the critical factor of momentum in any contest — which contestant or side has the advantage of impetus — the progress of the Trump campaign cannot be overstated.
Always remember, don’t accept the lamestream media’s pro-Hillary partisanship and never allow them to dishearten you. Make America Great Again!