Almost from the beginning of his campaign, critics of billionaire businessman and GOP front-runner Donald Trump have dismissed him as the party’s nominee due to the widespread belief that he would be creamed in the general election by presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
While most national polls show Hillary with a lead over Trump, that lead has been steadily diminishing. It’s reached the point of being a statistical dead-heat in a recent George Washington University Battleground Poll.
Here’s the report from the Conservative Tribune:
“That poll showed Hillary leading Trump 46 percent to 43, falling just inside the 3.1 percent margin of error.
“To be sure, Hillary still maintains a roughly 8 point lead, 48.8 to 40.8, in the most recent Real Clear Politics poll, which combines and averages many of the various polls across the nation, but as stated before, that lead is growing smaller by the day.
“The poll also revealed that the overwhelming majority of respondents are following the presidential primary races ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ closely, and that more than half of them feel the highly charged rhetoric and language being used by all on the campaign trail is nothing short of ‘repulsive.'”
Before the 2016 election cycle started, Hillary was presumed to be the Democratic nominee, and merely needed to go through the motions of a primary campaign. It looked like a coronation and media-assisted cakewalk through the general election on her way to the White House.
That isn’t at all what’s happened though, and the news for Hillary continues to get worse by the day. On the other hand, Trump has gone from an easily dismissed afterthought to the party front-runner, now to the presumptive nominee threatening to beat Hillary in the general election.
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