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2016 Election

Poll: Trump Takes Largest Lead Yet!

Written by Philip Hodges

It could be the email scandal that won’t go away, or it could be that people just don’t like Hillary as much as they used to. Her recent scandals definitely portray her as the crooked and corrupt politician that she is, and perhaps even her supporters are catching on that she’s not at all qualified to be president, and that a Hillary presidency would be a disaster. And her reaction to the Dallas shooting didn’t help either, as Rasmussen noted.

The latest poll from Rasmussen has Trump up over Hillary by 7 percentage points, 44-37, his largest lead yet over Hillary. From Rasmussen:

This is the third week in a row that Trump has held the lead, although last week he was ahead by a statistically insignificant 42% to 40%. This week’s findings represent Trump’s highest level of support in surveys since last October and show Clinton continuing to lose ground.

Clinton has cited her experience as a U.S. senator and secretary of State as making her more qualified for the presidency than Trump who has spent his life in private business. But voters now rate Clinton and Trump equally when it comes to their preparedness for the White House. That’s a noticeable shift in Trump’s favor from April when voters were nearly twice as likely to view Clinton as better qualified than her GOP opponent.

Trump now has the support of 80% of Republicans and 13% of Democrats. Clinton earns just 72% of the Democratic vote and picks up five percent (5%) of Republicans. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Trump leads by 13 points, but 27% of these voters either like another candidate or are undecided.

Perhaps more troubling for Clinton is that she now trails by 17 points among white voters after the murder last week of five white policemen in Dallas, which Trump has attributed to anti-police rhetoric by President Obama, Clinton and others. This is a noticeably wider gap than we have seen previously, while her support among black and other minority voters remains unchanged.

Much can happen between now and November, but for now, it appears as though Hillary’s support is shriveling up as Trump’s continues to grow.

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