Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents at a rally in Reno after a false alarm as someone in the crowd shouted “gun” during scuffles with a man who held up a ‘Republicans against Trump’ sign.
Trump is making the same mistake as Mitt Romney. He insists that public polls showing him trailing Hillary Clinton are biased because they “oversample” Democrats. But that’s exactly the same argument that a lot of conservatives used in 2012 when Romney lost.
A CNN poll of verified individuals showed that 62 percent believe Clinton won the debate, compared to just 27 percent for Trump. Another poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, showed 51 percent of debate watchers believing Clinton won, compared to 42 percent for Trump.
Media outlets have called the last seven days of Trump’s campaign his “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” week and the poll numbers seem to reflect that characterization.
Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.