It is generally assumed that a presidential candidate will get a “bump” in support after his or her party’s convention.
On Tuesday, in the wake of “Melaniagate” and the media frenzy over Mrs. Trump’s speech, according to the USC Dornsife/LA Times poll, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were locked in a dead heat. Now as of today – and bearing in mind this is two days after the end of the RNC and a day after Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate – the gap between the two presidential hopefuls is widening, in favor of Donald Trump.
As you can see below, the poll shows Donald Trump at 45.1 percent compared to Hillary Clinton at 41.7.
“The 2016 USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll represents a pioneering approach to tracking changes in Americans’ opinions throughout a campaign for the White House. Around 3000 respondents in our representative panel are asked questions on a regular basis on what they care about most in the election, and on their attitudes toward their preferred candidates. The “Daybreak poll” is updated just after midnight every day of the week.”
Of course, this was NOT supposed to happen. The liberal media trashed Trump’s convention speech as dark and dystopian. How could this resonate with voters? Well perhaps because a day later, we were faced with yet another mass shooting in Germany carried out by a German-Iranian teen named David Ali Sonboly (and even though ISIS celebrated this attack, German authorities are still insisting he was simply mentally disturbed and obsessed with mass shootings).
In any event, it will be interesting to see what sort of “bounce” Mrs. Clinton receives after her victimfest in Philadelphia this week. Stay tuned.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]