Rasmussen Poll Finds Trump Leading Clinton Nationwide


After several hectic weeks on the campaign trail involving a controversial lawsuit and the departure of his campaign manager, the polls are looking better for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Rasmussen has Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 43 to 39 percent. That's almost an exact turn-around from last week's Rasmussen poll when Clinton led Trump 44 to 39 percent.

In addition to the Rasmussen poll, Quinnipiac University's most recent poll was quite favorable to Trump, considering his unorthodox campaign. That poll had Clinton and Trump virtually tied, with the former Secretary of State leading the former reality TV star 42 to 40 percent, which is within the margin of error.

But other polls tell a different story for Trump.

Two polls, one from Reuters and the other from ABC News/Washington Post, had Clinton beating Trump by double digits. Reuters had Clinton up by 10 percent and ABC News/Washington Post had her up by 12 percent, as seen on Real Clear Politics.

Trump took to Twitter to criticize the ABC News/Washington Post poll, which included more Democratic than Republican respondents.

“The 'dirty' poll done by @ABC @washingtonpost is a disgrace. Even they admit that many more Democrats were polled. Other polls were good,” Trump said.

The other polls gave Clinton a much more modest lead over Trump, ranging between 2 and 6 percentage points. With all polls taken into consideration, Clinton leads Trump by an average of 4.8 percent.

The betting odds also give Clinton a clear edge over Trump. The website Election Betting Odds gives Clinton a 73.3 percent chance of winning the presidency, and Trump a 22 percent chance of moving into the White House.

Sources: Rasmussen, Real Clear Politics, Donald Trump/Twitter, Election Betting Odds / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia

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