For months, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats have claimed that they want to run against Donald Trump in the general election.
Polls throughout the winter and spring bore this out. At one point Hillary was beating Trump in 49 of 50 head-to-head match-ups.
But the worm seems to have turned. In the last few days, new polls have surfaced showing Clinton up by only 3, then tied and now this…
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 41% support to Clinton’s 39%. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This is the first time Trump has led the match-up since last October. Clinton held a 41% to 36% advantage in early March.
Trump now has the support of 73% of Republicans, while 77% of Democrats back Clinton. But Trump picks up 15% of Democrats, while just eight percent (8%) of GOP voters prefer Clinton, given this matchup. Republicans are twice as likely to prefer another candidate.
Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Trump leads 37% to 31%, but 23% like another candidate. Nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Source: Rasmussen Reports