Even after Reuters/Ipsos “tweaked” their polling methods last week, making a change in their questioning selection for voters, Donald Trump is still within striking distance of Hillary Clinton.
We all knew that after the DNC, as disastrous as is was for Hillary with the protests, walk outs and e-mail scandal, that the press/polls would be working overtime to deliver a “bounce” for Clinton. After the RNC, Trump was leading Clinton in many of the polls, which absolutely terrified the press, so in the past week we have seen a cascade of doom and gloom headlines for the Trump campaign.
According to the latest Reuters poll, Donald Trump sits at 39.1% while Hillary Clinton came in at 41.5% for week ended 8/4/16.
You’ll notice that if you look back at the last few weeks in July, Trump was ahead of Clinton by as much as 8 points. Yet, on July 31st, Reuters announced they were “tweaking” their polling methodology to provide a more “accurate” prediction of the election results.
If Donald Trump is polling this close to Clinton even after all the tweaks to the polls, you know that in reality there is massive support behind his campaign.
I’ve seen headlines that indicate the Trump movement is imploding, in chaos, in a civil war and even claims that Trump was going to drop out of the race all together. We’ve seen headlines like this before, however, many times throughout the primaries, but yet Donald Trump is still standing and plowing full steam ahead.
Over the past week I’ve heard some Trump fans express their concern about the direction of the polls, as well as the brutal onslaught by the liberal press, and it can be discouraging to some. Don’t let it discourage you, that’s exactly what the bias media, slanted polls and the crooked Hillary campaign wants to happen.
Stay resolute, stay the course, stay united and we win a historic election for the United States.
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.
The reasons behind the shift were unclear.
Clinton had pulled well ahead of Trump on the heels of the Democratic National Convention last week, where she became the first woman to accept the U.S. presidential nomination from a major political party.
Since then, Trump has engaged in a days-long feud with the family of an American soldier killed in Iraq and squabbled with the Republican leadership over his comments and leadership turmoil within his campaign.
Trump, in recent days, however, has sought to refocus. On Friday he announced his economic policy advisory team, said he would deliver an economic policy speech early next week, and was expected to endorse U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top U.S. elected Republican, who is seeking his 10th term in Congress.
An average of polls aggregated by Real Clear Politics showed Clinton ahead of Trump by 6.8 percentage points on Friday, up from 3.9 on Aug.