Donald Trump bounces into the lead

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-poll/index.html
     
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    Convention bump. I expected this and I expect it to fade.
     
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    Don't undervalue attention. The best advertising Ford ever got was when O.J. ran and had the police chase him in his Bronco. Having your name and likeness before the public works.
     
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    Just ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
     
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    After her book deal(s) a.d speaking tours?
     
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    So far the DNC convention has been a bigger free-for-all than the Republican convention. We'll see if that gives them a bounce or not.
     
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    The Dems will get a minor bump on Sat
    But as I keep saying - I'm waiting on the Oct Surprise.
     
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    44% to 39%: :) one of the pbs programs stated, "the race is getting closer," and didn't bother to give the numbers :)
     
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    39%
    Amazing!
    It's hard to believe that , as a nation, we have fallen so far that 39% of the voters are willing to put a serial liar and perjurer, as well as a traitor in the office of president.
     
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    I guess it depends on the poll.

    Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the Republican National Convention, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Hillary Clinton still leads Trump by a single point: 46 percent to 45 percent. These numbers are unchanged from last week.


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    I agree, amazing that Trump is even in sight of winning.
     
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    The current electoral votes estimate 288 Shillary, 221 Trump, with only Florida's 29 too close to call as 'leaning' a particular way. So Trump would have to take Florida + Pennsylvania or a combination of D-leaning, such as Michigan and Virginia. So it may come down to whether Shillary can continue to get more people to dislike her, while Trump doesn't do the same. That's a tall order, even though Trump seems to have had some coaching on how to be less abrasive, and R's may have to be content with retaining the Senate.

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/
     
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    It comes down to whether or not there are enough white males in these states to vote for Trump. That is the election in a nutshell. I don't think there are enough of these people to give Trump the victory.
     
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    It is amazing that we have two candidates, neither of whom is easy to see winning this.

    Says something about how stupid the American Voter is...
     
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    Suppose it's cold and stormy in Virginia and N.Carolina on Election Day. More Democrats than Republicans say that bad weather may keep them from voting.
    https://weather.com/news/news/bad-weather-election-turnout-20120924
    And I've read before that 'one inch of rain reduces voter turnout by 1%.' Since November is considered to be beyond the season for tropical storms and usually too early for snow, only an unexpected downpour would change the results-- much less than the likelihood of gaffs by the candidates themselves.
     
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    And how rotten the selection process is.
     
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    It is the voters who support their parties who are responsible.
     
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    Not really. Voters should support their parties ...or get out of the party. It's a system rigged against any other party getting on the ballot in all 50 states. The barriers are enormous.
     
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    Of course they are. The voters tolerate it and enable it by blindly supporting their parties. Party leadership does not operate in a vacuum.

    If people are unhappy with their chosen party, they should withdraw their support of it. Blind, unquestioned party loyalty is what created this mess.
     
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    The Democrat party is a correlation built on hating the white male minority.
     

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