A shock poll in Virginia, a state thought to be already wrapped up for Hillary Clinton, now shows Donald Trump taking the lead by 3 points in a surprise turnaround.
It appears that the recent decision by the FBI to reopen the email case against Hillary is having country wide repercussions for her poll numbers, even in heavily Democratic states like Virginia. The Hampton University CPP poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton, 44% to 41%. This indicates a massive shift in voter sentiment, even before the FBI announcement, since as recent as early October Trump was trailing Clinton by a whopping 12 points, for a total swing of 15 points as of this poll.
This poll should be particularly worrying to Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine, who once served as Virginia’s governor. Any popularity he still had in the state seems to be offset by Hillary’s unpopularity and constant scandals.
From Hampton University:
Hampton University’s CPP Latest Poll Shows VA Voter Shift from Clinton to Trump Post Email Investigation
Hampton, Va.— Recognized nationally by both Fox News and MSNBC, the Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP) poll reveals that the FBI’s decision to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation may have triggered a boost for Donald Trump with likely voters in Virginia.
Democratic Presidential nominee Clinton had a two point lead before the email news story broke on Friday Oct. 28. She is now trailing three points behind Republican Presidential nominee Trump.
With only six days left before the November Presidential election, Trump has jumped ahead of Clinton, erasing a 12 point deficit reported by the CPP in early October. This surge for Trump demonstrates again how erratic the run for the White House has been as we head into the final days of Decision 2016. This is the first time Clinton has trailed in the CPP polls this year, the latest poll was conducted Oct. 26-30.
When Virginians were asked if the election were held today, 44 percent of those surveyed would vote for Trump and 41 percent would choose Clinton, while a high percentage of voters remain undecided (15 percent). This is a major shift from just one month ago when Clinton led Trump by 12 points. (CPP poll, October 2016 – Clinton 46 percent , Trump 34 percent).
Q4. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote:
|The Republican ticket of
Donald Trump & Mike Pence
|The Democratic ticket of
Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine
If Virginia ends up in Trump’s column on election day, you can bet he will be winning the electoral race by a landslide.
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