One year ago, no one thought the real estate mogul and reality TV star could be a contender for the Republican nomination, everyone laughed at him because of his brash style, unapologetic speech, and notably anti-establishment style of debating.
Now, as he has blown the Republican competition out of the water, he’s poised against his Democratic opponent, a verifiable liar and crook known as Hillary Rodham Clinton, and again, the mainstream media is saying he has no chance against the established candidate – except a new poll has him leading in every measure across the country, and I can’t be happier.
According to CNN,
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.
There hasn’t been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN’s polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their numbers by an identical 8 points post-convention before ultimately battling all the way to the Supreme Court.
The new findings mark Trump’s best showing in a CNN/ORC Poll against Clinton since September 2015. Trump’s new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43% of whom said that Trump’s convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41% were dissuaded. Pre-convention, independents split 34% Clinton to 31% Trump, with sizable numbers behind Johnson (22%) and Stein (10%). Now, 46% say they back Trump, 28% Clinton, 15% Johnson and 4% Stein.
This just marks the beginning of what looks to be a landslide victory for Donald Trump. We can’t wait until November!