Latest Poll – Trump On Top
After trailing Crooked Hillary by five points for the previous two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point poll lead.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters, conducted on June 28-29, 2016, found that Trump had 43 percent of the vote, while Clinton was down to 39 percent. Last week at this time, it was Clinton at 44 percent and Trump at 39 percent, so she’s dropped 5 points while he is up by 4.
Twelve percent still like another candidate, and five percent are undecided.
This is Trump’s highest level of support in Rasmussen Reports’ match-ups with Crooked Hillary since last October. His support has been hovering around the 40 percent mark since April. If this gain can be sustained, or bettered, it represents a real move forward among voters.
Also good news is that Donald Trump now has 75 percent support among his fellow Republicans and picks up 14 percent of the Democrat vote too.
Strangely 10 percent of Republicans like Crooked Hillary. If you know any of them please immediately inform your local mental health institution. They urgently need help.
Meanwhile Trump’s credibility as a presidential candidate continues to grow, even among those who are hostile to him.
For example, he made a major speech on jobs and trade on Tuesday that even the New York Times characterized as “perhaps the most forceful case he has made for the crux of his candidacy …. that the days of globalism have passed and that a new approach is necessary.”
On the economy generally Trump also scores well. Figures on Obama’s efforts on that front show that he has fallen short of the historical average annual growth rate of 3.3 percent. He also persists with his open border policy which, as well as the dire security implications, also has a draining effect on the economy and helps to depress wages.
Once again voters know that Crooked Hillary would do much the same as Obama, or worse, making Trump look as the much better candidate on that score too.
Some also speculate that the United Kingdom’s vote last week to leave the European Union signals a rise of economic nationalism, the timing of which could not be better for the Trump campaign.
The latest terrorist attack this week in Istanbul, Turkey may also be helping Trump who is arguing for a much harsher response to radical Islam than Crooked Hillary. Like Obama, Clinton can barely utter the words Islamic Terrorism let alone formulate a plan to defeat it.
As each Islamic terror attack takes place, the American people have less and less confidence in Obama’s failed national security policies. Fewer voters than ever think his administration gives the right amount of attention to the threat of Islamic terrorism within America.
They expect more of the same if Crooked Hillary takes over the White House next year, thus they have less and less confidence in her also.
So far it appears that Crooked Hillary has emerged relatively unscathed from the release this week of the report by the House Select Committee on Benghazi that related her actions (and lack of action) as secretary of State in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans by Islamic terrorists in September 2012.
However, that may change as the campaign progresses and Trump continues to highlight the many obvious and damning weaknesses of Crooked Hillary.
Other figures from the poll show that Trump now holds a 14-point lead among men, while Clinton leads by six among women. The candidates are tied among those under 40, while Trump leads among older voters.
Trump also leads among whites and other minority voters, except among blacks where Crooked Hillary continues to hold a wide lead.
A good poll result for Donald Trump. He has a dedicated and loyal base of support which never waivers. This is the ideal foundation on which to build his presidential campaign for November.
When one adds into the equation that Trump’s campaign machine is becoming increasingly professional and widespread, then the prospect of a victory in the general election looks very good indeed.