Donald Trump has had a tough run in the polls since Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination, in fact she was a head in twelve consecutive national polls.
But last week things started to change. The Brexit vote, the Benghazi report, the book from a former Clinton Secret Service agent, the expanded investigation into her emails and the Supreme Court’s shockingly left wing decisions all benefited Trump and undermined Clinton.
Now we are seeing the result in the polls. The latest Rasmussen Report numbers represent a stunning and sudden reversal in Trump’s fortunes.
The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week at this time, it was Clinton 44%, Trump 39%. This is Trump’s highest level of support in Rasmussen Reports’ matchups with Clinton since last October.
A nine point swing in a week in incredible and shows how much trouble Clinton is in. The Brexit vote has certainly put a charge in American anti-establishmentarians at the very moment that Trump needed it.
Source: Rasmussen Report