Going into the first debate Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has a small disadvantage facing Democrat and ex lawyer Hillary Clinton since she has had the advantage of being the Secretary of State during president Obama’s first term and did such a bad job she was replaced by John Kerry who has turned out to be an even bigger disaster.
Hillary’s advantage comes from being privy to all the secret dealings that went on so she can spin those events in whatever fashion she wants to. Donald Trump, on the other hand, simply sees the results of those dealings for what they are. Just another bad policy decision for the Obama-Hillary coalition.
All those bad policy decisions have brought the American electoral process to where it is now and even though the pollsters keep trying to give Hillary the election Donald Trump’s numbers and popularity just continue to rise steadily. The latest Bloomberg poll has numbers that show Trump at 2 points ahead of Clinton.
Here’s how it stacks up, so far:
Trump earns 43 percent support to Clinton’s 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns 8 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 4 percent.
The poll shows that both Clinton and Trump have the same favorability ratings; 42 percent rate them favorably while 56 percent rate them unfavorability ratings.
Trump leads Clinton on voter’s impressions of his health. Sixty one percent say that Trump has excellent or good while only 36 percent said the same about Clinton. Only 8 percent suggested that Trump’s health was poor, while 31 percent said that about Clinton.
But voters expect Clinton to do much better in Monday’s presidential debate than Trump. Forty-nine percent of voters expect Clinton to win, while 39 percent expect Trump to win.
The poll surveyed 1,002 likely voters during September 21-24 with margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 points.
Trump is leading Hillary by 25 points when is comes to good health, while 1 in 3 Americans are concerned about her poor health. Yikes.
We can expect the independent pollsters to show a tight race right up to the actual election but just from the latest endorsements Donald Trump has received, his near standing-room-only rallies and the strong possibility of formerly blue states voting red this time, it’s safe to say Trump stands a better than average chance of being the next president. Indeed, we all look forward to the positive change a Trump administration would bring!