While most national polls such as Quinnipiac or Reuters show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Republican nominee Donald Trump by 7-10 points, some recently released national polls reveal a much narrower gap between the two candidates. However, the liberal media is ignoring this data.
According to the latest LA Times/USC poll – which was conducted August 20-August 26 – Clinton at 45% is only leading Trump at 43% by two points. The LA Times/USC poll differs from many polls because it asks voters “using a 0-to-100 scale, to rate their chances of voting for Clinton, for Trump or for some other candidate.” Consequently, it takes into account everyone who participates in the survey – even those who have not made up their mind about which candidate they are supporting.
Breitbart News in conjunction with the non-partisan group Gravis Marketing also just released a poll which shows Clinton at 42% in a dead heat with Trump at 41%. The poll – which was conducted via phone with 1,493 likely voters – has a margin of error of 2.5%. The new numbers reflect an improvement over the last Breitbart/Gravis polling data from August 14 when Clinton was leading Trump 42 % to 37%.
However, it did not take the liberal media long to discredit the perception that the race for the White House is tightening. Several articles were quick to accuse the Breitbart poll of being biased since former Breitbart chairperson Stephen Bannon is the recently appointed Trump campaign CEO. Furthermore, several articles interpreted the one-point variance between Clinton and Trump as a presumed victory for Clinton. The Hill Published an article titled “Breitbart News poll shows Trump losing to Clinton.” The Week published an article titled “Not Even Breitbart News Polls Show Donald Trump Winning.”
Once again, we see the liberal media bias at work. If the situation were reversed, and Trump had the advantage over Clinton in the polls, the media would be highlighting every basis point dip for the Trump campaign and prematurely calling his campaign in free-fall. After all, isn’t that what they did during the Republican primary and throughout the general election campaign? We have over 70 days to go before Election Day on November 8. Donald Trump has plenty of time to make his case to the American people that he is the better choice to lead our country.
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