POLL PIVOTS Into YUGE 12-POINT Hillary Lead! Trump Hardest Hit!
It looks like the Donald’s ill-fated and very brief pivot didn’t do much to convince voters – a new Reuters poll has the highest support for Hillary they’ve seen since the election began:
BREAKING: Clinton leads Trump by 12 points in strongest showing this month – Reuters/Ipsos poll pic.twitter.com/mRgV6ifnBv
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2016
Wow. Is Trump tired of “winning” yet?
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.
The Aug. 18-22 poll showed that 45 percent of voters supported Clinton, while 33 percent backed Trump ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state, has led Trump, a New York businessman, throughout most of the 2016 campaign. But her latest lead represents a stronger level of support than polls indicated over the past few weeks. Earlier in August, Clinton’s lead over Trump ranged from 3 to 9 percentage points in the poll.
The poll also found that about 22 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate. That lack of support is high compared with how people responded to the poll during the 2012 presidential election between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
The poll was taken right up until yesterday, so it would have taken into account Americans’ attitudes reflecting how they felt about his “pivot.” Are we in “freefall” territory yet? I mean, how badly does Trump has to do in the polls before Trumpers quit whining that it’s just “skewed” polling? Twenty points? Thirty points? It looks like we just might find out…