A new week brings with it a new batch of polls, and one in particular brings great news for Team Trump.
At first glance, a “statistical tie” doesn’t seem like much to brag about, but remember: Donald Trump’s campaign was supposedly doomed from the start, and Hillary Clinton was on her way to becoming the first female president, virtually unopposed.
Now Joel B. Pollak reports for Breitbart:
Donald Trump has reached a statistical tie in Pennsylvania with Hillary Clinton, who leads the Republican nominee in a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll by just 3 points, 44% to 41% — well within the poll’s 5-point margin of error.
Pennsylvania is one of several traditionally blue states that Trump hopes to flip, focusing on his core messages of opposing illegal immigration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. In Pennsylvania, Trump is also hoping to capitalize specifically on Clinton’s vocal opposition to the coal industry, as part of the environmental agenda she has adopted.
Trump’s gambit appears to be working: Clinton led by double digits in early August, but her lead has dropped steadily since then.
This is what Bill Clinton was talking about when he recently let it slip that, “The coal people don’t like us anymore.”
Pennsylvania hasn’t gone Republican since George H.W. Bush defeated Dukakis. Can the GOP do it again?
In this historic election, it really does seem like nothing is impossible.