“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Monday, July 4, 2016
Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Lead over Donald Trump Drops to 5 Points....April and George Will hardest hit.
Brietbart News, By Joel Pollack July 4, 2016
A new USA Today poll revealsthat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has dropped to 5 points, 45.6% to 40.4%. Clinton had led Trump by 11 points in May, 50% TO 39%.
Her lead drops even further, to four points (39%-35%), when third-party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green) are added into the mix.
The poll was conducted among 1,000 likely voters, with a margin of error of 3%.
USA Today adds:
Clinton commands more positive allegiance than Trump. By more than 3-1, 74% to 22%, Clinton supporters say they are mostly voting for her, not against him. Trump’s backers are more evenly divided on their motivation: 48% are mostly voting for him; 39% are mostly voting against her.
Still, Trump supporters are a bit more likely to say they’re “excited” about the election, 27% compared to 24%. Clinton supporters are a bit more likely to say they’re “alarmed,” 62% to 56%.
And those in both camps vow their views are set in stone: More than nine of 10 of Clinton supporters and of Trump supporters say they is no chance they would switch to the other side. Just 12% of those surveyed are undecided, a smaller percentage than in the Suffolk Poll taken during the summer of the presidential race four years ago.
In the survey, 53% have an unfavorable opinion of Clinton; 60% have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. Nearly one in five respondents hold a negative view of them both — a swing group whose lesser-of-two-evils choice could determine the outcome of a competitive election, says David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center.
(For some reason, USA Today claims: “Rounding would make the lead six points.” However, the difference between Clinton’s and Trump’s poll numbers, 5.2%, would still be rounded down to 5.)
Commentary: Of course polls are worthless especially since there are so many events that are going to effect the race. So there is no reason to celebrate or despair. Only good reason to laugh at fools who cry about Trump and demand that he be removed because of some other poll. Get over yourselves losers.