Tonight, Fox News trimmed three points off the lead it gave Hillary in its poll.
From Fox News:
Clinton is ahead of Trump by 44-41 percent. Another one-in-ten back a third-party candidate and four percent are undecided. Last week she was up by six points (45-39 percent) and before that by seven (45-38 percent).
The poll, released Wednesday, finds Clinton leads 49-44 percent in the head-to-head match-up. That 5-point advantage is at the edge of the error margin. She was up 7 a week ago (49-42 percent).
Trump is helped by increased backing among independents and greater strength of support: 68 percent of those backing Trump support him “strongly,” compared to 61 percent for Clinton.Trump is out hitting the hustings and drawing tens of thousands of supporters, while Clinton is still resting from a weekend appearance before a few hundred people. Which is just as well. She is a terrible campaigner. Hers is a prevent defense in which she hides behind hideous ads.
From the story:
“To be competitive, Trump needs to consolidate support among Republicans and carry independents,” says Republican pollster Daron Shaw. “That’s where he’s made in-roads in the last week, mostly by focusing his attention on the economy and Obamacare.” Shaw conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic counterpart Chris Anderson.
Trump’s substantive strength is the economy. He’s trusted over Clinton by four points, yet that’s the only issue where he bests her. More trust Clinton to handle foreign policy (+15 points), immigration (+3), and terrorism (+3).He wins on the issues.
Which is why the media concentrates on things he said twenty years ago.
I still maintain, the polls are not rigged. They are just wrong.
Just like the media was wrong about Trump winning the Republican nomination.
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