Most national polls now show the Democrat with a substantial lead. The ABC News tracking poll, second most accurate in 2012, also places Clinton at 50 percent and Trump at 38 percent.
Clinton’s lead over the GOP nominee has grown substantially over the last few weeks, since mid-July, when she last polled at just three points above Trump. After each of the party conventions, Trump’s public persona has gone on a seemingly endless nosedive: he disparaged the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier, kicked a baby out of one of his rallies, and refused to support House Speaker Paul Ryan, a cornerstone politician of the modern GOP.
More Americans trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to handle issues of terrorism and national security, in no small part because of the candidates’ radically different responses to the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub.
Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and Tea Party firebrand who has been written off by the media for months as an also-ran in the Republican presidential field, took advantage of a surprise win in a Florida presidential straw poll last month to surge to the head of the pack in some national polls. […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry just jumped in the presidential race, but some fresh numbers suggest he’s shot to the front of the pack: Pollster Scott Rasmussen is about to release the first national post-straw poll numbers. The results: Perry 29, Romney 18, Bachmann 13, Paul 9. It looks like Rick got out more of a […]