Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks After Controversial Week: Poll

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server.

    While the developments are certainly good news for the Clinton campaign, Comey's critical statement on Clinton's handling of the matter was not positive. Clinton's lead over Trump has deteriorated in the past couple weeks since her lead peaked two weeks ago.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/201...rump-shrinks-after-controversial-week-n607351
     
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    She's got more trouble headed her way.
     
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    Clinton extends lead over Trump to 13 points: Reuters/Ipsos

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump to 13 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, up from 10 points at the end of last week.

    The July 8-12 poll showed 46 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, the former secretary of state, while 33 percent supported Trump, a celebrity real estate developer. Another 21 percent did not support either candidate.

    That compared with 45 percent who supported Clinton and 35 percent who supported Trump in the five days to July 8.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN0ZS2MO
     
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    Did Donald Trump really just surge past Hillary Clinton in two of the election's most important battlegrounds?

    New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a race much closer than the national polls, which have Clinton pegged to a significant, mid-single-digit advantage over Trump, suggest.

    The race is so close that it's within the margin of error in each of the three states. Trump leads by three points in Florida — the closest state in the 2012 election — 42 percent to 39 percent. In Ohio, the race is tied, 41 percent to 41 percent. And in Pennsylvania — which hasn't voted for a Republican presidential nominee since 1988 — Trump leads, 43 percent to 41 percent.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/swing-states-2016-election/2016/07/trump-has-edge-in-key-states-225442
     
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    Poll: Trump even with Clinton in three swing states

    A new poll has good news for Donald Trump in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    Trump is either slightly ahead or tied with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in those three key battlegrounds, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Wednesday.

    "He has wiped out Hillary Clinton's lead in Florida; is on the upside of too-close to call races in Florida and Pennsylvania and is locked in a dead heat in Ohio," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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    Happens every election cycle. Right before the convention, there's a surge.
     
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    Never do surges occur before a convention. If there is a bump because of conventions they occur afterwards. The current surge is due to the hit Hillary took after the revelations by the FBI over her wreckless handling of confidential info.
     
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    Yeah, y'all had the woman being indicted over some emails too.

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    Not true. I stated many times that she would never be indicted.
     
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    She did not get indicted only because the system is corrupt all the way to the top. Such conditions can set off a civil war. It is definitely in the air.
     
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    Anyone trying to reduce this matter to simply being about emails is either being profoundly dishonest or is completely ignorant of the facts of the case.
     
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    Doesn't have to an either/or, in this case, it could be both a matter of willfully blind ignorance and dishonesty.

    The perception is that the Clintons are above the law, too big to fail, and Comey reinforced that perception when he gave the statement that she essentially had done it, but they weren't going to pursue it. He should have waited until after the election, because it's backfiring on her.

    Anyways, there does seem to be something going on since last week, a demographic shift in favor of Trump. But it's still only July, plenty of time to recover for either of them, although I still think some of this polling is very shaky - Trump +7 in PA, Clinton +11 in CO???


    Rev is right, the bounce will come right after the national conventions, but all it will be is a temporary bump with these two type of candidates - probably both will get the dreaded "dead cat bounce".
     
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    The Clinton's are Extreme Left-Wing Liberals and muslim brotherhood members and Sympathizers, it other words they're Very Corrupted!!
     
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    I think Comey didn't want to prosecute because he would have profoundly affected the election and didn't want to be known as the person that messed with history.

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    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied going into conventions - CBS/NYT poll
    Heading into the two parties' conventions, the race for President is a dead heat, a change from last month when Hillary Clinton led by six points. Forty percent of registered voters now say they will back Clinton (a dip of three points), while 40 percent will vote for Trump (a bump up of three points). A month ago, Clinton led Trump 43 to 37 percent.
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    That's a poor excuse for corrupting the system and destroying the credibility of the FBI.
     
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    Just a small taste of what Hillary is going to get after the first debate.
     
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    I agree with the poster who said, "why all the controversy over the emails." That is correct. It is minor compared to her role in Benghazi, and the charge should be treason, not perjury or unauthorized transmission of classified material over a non secure network.
     
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    Polls are meaningless in July. In 1980, the night before the election, Reagan and Carter were tied in the polls. How many hours a week does the average poster waste on FOX and CNN?
     

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