Hillary Clinton was the inevitable Democrat candidate for the presidency — but she’s no longer be the inevitable winner this November.
For months, poll after poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Trump — sometimes by double digits. When he was still in the race, John Kasich’s main selling point was that he was the only one in the polls who beat Hillary Clinton in a theoretical head to head.
That was — until now. Real Clear Politics aggregates all the major polls predicting what would happen in a Trump vs. Clinton match-up and for the first time, Trump is winning.
Just in the past month Trump has closed a nearly ten percentage point gap between him and Clinton. His polls have only trended upward, while Hillary’s have moved in the opposite direction.
Will these trends persist? Who knows — though I’ll give Trump the benefit of the doubt. It’s not like he has a pending FBI investigation into him that will take him down anytime soon.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]