The polls have been tightening in the final week in the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, at least in the liberal mainstream media polls. Even ABC/Washington Post has reported a stunning swing towards Trump in the final weeks.
A few pollsters have shown a more constistently tight race, however, including LA Times, IBD and Rasmussen. LA Times has begun reporting a widening gap with Trump on top.
Rasmussen’s latest numbers are out, and while their top line result is interesting enough, it’s the internal report on decided voters that’s dropping jaws across the country, showing one candidate with a massive lead:
Republican Donald Trump has a three-point lead in Rasmussen Reports’ White House Watch survey. Among voters who are certain how they will vote, Trump now has over 50% support.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of voters say they are now certain how they will vote. Among these voters, Trump has a 10-point lead over Clinton – 53% to 43%. Johnson gets two percent (2%) and Stein one percent (1%). This is the first time any candidate has crossed the 50% mark.
The latest national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Trump leading Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 45% to 42%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has four percent (4%) support, and Green Party hopeful Jill Stein picks up just one percent (1%). Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and four percent (4%) are still undecided.
Clinton and Trump have been tied for the previous two days. This is the first time Trump’s been ahead in the White House Watch in nearly two weeks, but it remains to be seen whether this is the start of a trend or a one-day hiccup.
Rasmussen is cautious since this is a new trend, but it is in line with what we are seeing from other organizations, and if decided voters are pulling that far for Trump with so undecideds left, the Trump camp has much reason for encouragement in this poll. In the final days, all people can do is get to the polls and encourage others to vote.
Source: Rasmussen Reports