Over the course of this election, the LA Times daily poll has shown some large differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in their percentages. After the Republican National Convention in July, Trump skyrocketed ahead of Clinton by as much as 7 points, only to give up that lead in the beginning of August.
The past two weeks have shown Trump delivering more disciplined speeches, direct policy details and messaging aimed at minority communities. We have also seen a significant shakeup in the leadership of the Trump campaign, with Kellyanne Conway receiving a promotion, as well as the hiring of Stephen Bannon from Breitbart.
These shakeups and policy maneuvers seem to be paying off, as the latest LA Times daily tracking poll shows Trump skyrocketing into a significant lead of almost 4 points as of today.
Trump is currently trending at 45.3% and Clinton trails at 41.9%.
Other national polls that have shown Clinton with a firm lead, have also seen that lead shrink over the past week, and we haven’t even had the first debates yet.