Massive shifts in the polls have been pushing this presidential race around, which definitely keeps things exciting. But the latest shift may be here to stay.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have each held their conventions. Donald had a well-publicized bounce, but the liberal media predicted that Hillary would come back in force and wipe out all those gains and more. The picture is starting to clear as they head towards the fall.
However, no one predicted this:
A new USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times Presidential Election Poll released Wednesday shows Republican nominee Donald Trump with 47% support among likely voters, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with 40.4% — the largest lead for the Republican thus far in the 2016 presidential race. (…)
Trump has led throughout most of the month, with the exception of a slight Clinton lead on July 20, which was the third day of the Republican convention and followed a 48-hour news cycle focusing on plagiarism in Melania Trump’s convention speech.
Unfortunately, that shows how powerful the liberal media (both traditional and social) can be in swaying these polls, especially when they jump on trivia like Melania’s speech and turn it into a 24/7 scandal.
Of course, Hillary Clinton may also experience one of these proverbial poll “bumps” after the DNC winds down. Be prepared to ride the opinion poll rollercoaster for the next four months.