Latest Rasmussen poll shows Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by seven points
Last week a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Donald Trump taking the lead over Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points. While this was considered a statistical tie and within the margin of error it showed the billionaire businessman surging because the week before he trailed the former Secretary of State by 5 points.
This week the Rasmussen Reports poll shows Donald Trump with a 7 point lead over Hillary Clinton, here is more:
Just days before the Republican National Convention is expected to formally nominate him for president, Donald Trump has taken his largest lead yet over Hillary Clinton.
The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
Clearly Donald Trump is surging with a 14 point turnaround in just two weeks heading into the Republican convention next week. A candidate can usually expect a bump after the convention so heading into the Democratic convention the following week we could see Donald Trump with a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton.
Of course the race should tighten up when the former Secretary of State gets her bump coming out of the Democratic convention but looking at her poor polling numbers should have her worried as she sits at just 37%. I think the wildcard in this race are the hardcore Bernie Sanders supporters–what will they do? If they are so upset they sit out the election it will be hard for Hillary Clinton to make up enough ground, but if they bite the bullet and pull the lever for Hillary Clinton we could be in for a long election night.
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