Thursday, June 30, 2016
Conflicting Polls On The U.S. Presidential Election
Rasmussen Report: White House Watch: Trump 43%, Clinton 39%
The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
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FOX News: Fox News Poll: Clinton up by 6 points, 89 percent say 'hot-headed' describes Trump
(Donald Trump has had a few rocky weeks on the campaign trail, and it shows in the latest Fox News Poll. Just over half of Republicans would rather have someone besides Trump as their nominee, and his support in the presidential ballot test has dropped seven points since May.
Democrat Hillary Clinton is up 44-38 percent over Trump in a head-to-head matchup. Earlier this month, Clinton had a three-point edge (42-39 percent). In May, Trump was up by three (45-42 percent). Clinton’s current lead is just inside the poll’s margin of sampling error.
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WNU Editor: These polls are meaningless .... two weeks before the election is when they should be taken serious. But for political junkies .... discussing and reading up on these polls is better than opium (or in my case .... Scotch .... correction .... almost as good as Scotch .... almost).