Everyone knows by now that the polls over the last week or two have been unkind to Donald Trump. But so has the media, and most of the media-generated polls are, not surprisingly, supporting the narrative they are writing.
Rasmussen has tracked some of the same movement away from Trump as the rest of the polling, but they are an outfit to watch since the track likely voters and are more favorable to conservatives (read: more objective and accurate).
So the numbers released today have the Trump campaign on the edge of their seats. Rasmussen reports:
Is the air going out of Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bounce?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows the Democratic nominee with 43% support to Donald Trump’s 40%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up eight percent (8%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein trails with two percent (2%).
Last week, the first weekly survey following the Democratic national convention, found Clinton with 44%, Trump at 40%, Johnson at six percent (6%) and Stein with three percent (3%).
These numbers are further confirmation of a Bloomberg Politics Poll just released that Clinton’s post-convention bump is fizzling and we are starting to see equilibrium once again. Donald has also been more focused on his message, and voters seem to be picking up that he is getting more disciplined and presidential.
This may be the beginning of a bigger swing as new allegations against Hillary on her health and connections to various deaths crescendo.
Source: Rasmussen Reports