So much for that!
Clinton’s cheerleaders in the media and elsewhere were crowing about her alleged double digit lead in the polls — but what will they say now? It looks like Hillary’s post-election “blip” in popularity was just that.
Is it just a coincidence that this poll was taken during Trump’s war of words with the “Gold Star” Khan family? Wasn’t that incident supposed to spell the end for Donald Trump yet again?
Reuters, which co-sponsored the survey, reports:
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday.
About 42 percent of likely voters favored Clinton, to Trump’s 39 percent, according to the July 31-Aug. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters. The poll had a credibility interval of plus or minus 3 percentage points, meaning that the results suggest the race is roughly even.
Among registered voters over the same period, Clinton held a lead of five percentage points, down from eight percentage points on Monday, according to the poll.
Hilariously, Reuters goes on to note, “The reasons behind the shift were unclear.” Maybe it’s because after the facts about Khan were revealed, American voters were less sympathetic to the DNC speaker?
Trump’s next big step will be the unveiling of his economic policy. That will have a considerable impact on the next round of polls.