Shock National Poll: Trump In The Lead

After a number of polls had GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump trailing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, recent national polls seem to be showing a turnaround. The latest national poll by Rasmussen Reports shows Trump actually leading Clinton by four percentage points, 43%-39%.

Rasmussen Reports writes:

The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last week at this time, it was Clinton 44%, Trump 39%. This is Trump’s highest level of support in Rasmussen Reports’ matchups with Clinton since last October. His support has been hovering around the 40% mark since April, but it remains to be seen whether he’s just having a good week or this actually represents a real move forward among voters.

The Rasmussen poll comes a day after a Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck with 42%-40% respectively.

Last week several national polls showed Hillary Clinton pulling away with the race. As we reported on, some earlier polls used questionable samples that were weighted heavily toward Democrats. Unlike those polls, the new Quinnipiac poll has a more realistic sample with Democrats only outnumbering Republicans 31%-28%. Independent voters made up 33% of the sample. By comparison, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 33% in an earlier Reuters poll.

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