A WSJ/NBC poll released yesterday, covering the period just after the release of the Trump "grab pussy" video, showed Clinton surging to an 11% lead over the Donald. This seemed to indicate, to many in media, that she really had the race locked up. But a poll released today by Politico/Morning Consult, of 1700 voters, and also covering the post-debate period, found HRC--despite all this--only leading by 5%. And that was despite finding that the same sample said she easily won the debate, by 42% to 28%.
On Sunday I reported that an earlier poll from the same outfit found the vast majority of Trump backers sticking by him--and he had only lost 2% in the race with Clinton.
This firm support for Trump comes despite this, from the pollsters: "More
voters agreed than disagreed that Trump is Sexist (60%), Racist (51%)...." And only 13% want him to drop out of the race.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Poll Finds Trump Not Destroyed by Video
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