September may very well go down as the month that Hillary Clinton lost the presidency.
At least, that’s the message some have gleaned from recent polls showing Republican Donald Trump on a steady march upward with the numbers, while his Democrat counterpart Clinton mirrors a simultaneous decline.
Bottom line: Hillary’s plan to coast to November 8th is toast.
Quinnipiac’s latest battleground poll shows the race tightening in four crucial battleground states – states that Democrats had hoped would be easy wins for them. The Right Scoop has the details:
“The post-Labor Day presidential campaign begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump locked in close races among likely voters in the critical swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania,” the Right Scoop reported, citing a Quinnipiac University Swing State survey that was just released.
By the states: Florida is in a virtual tie, with both candidates pulling 43 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson touts eight percent, meanwhile, and Green Party’s Jill Stein comes in with two percent.
In North Carolina, Clinton bests Trump 42 percent to 38 percent. The margin is hardly as wide as Democrats predicted, though – and neither is it in Pennsylvania, where Clinton still leads, 44 percent to Trump’s 39 percent, but barely. And the gap is closing fast. Meanwhile, in Ohio, it’s all Trump: The billionaire businessman leads Clinton 41 percent to 37 percent.
“The huge gender and racial gaps that have marked this presidential campaign are still in play, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds,” the Right Scoop reported. “The exception is North Carolina, where there is a wide racial gap, but almost no gender gap. In Pennsylvania, Clinton loses support among women and Democrats.”
Real Clear Politics’ poll numbers bear bad news for Clinton’s camp, as well.
But the gap is much narrower than the last RCP poll.
“Trump is clearly closing the gap,” the Right Scoop reported, in reference to RCP’s poll. “[T]he RCP averages at the end of last month were far more in Hillary’s favor.”
Source: The Right Scoop