We’ve been reporting this week on what appears to be the conventional “post-convention bounce” GOP Donald Trump has been enjoying in the polls — perhaps the first time in history that “conventional wisdom” has applied to the campaign of Donald Trump. We have yet to see what affect this week’s Democrat not-such-a-lovefest-after-all convention will have, but the latest Reuters/IPSOS tracking poll — which includes the first two days of the DNC — shows a HUGE 17-point swing for the Donald in just the past two weeks alone.
Republican nominee Donald Trump gained 17 points in roughly two weeks, according to the Reuters online tracking poll.
On July 14, 2016, Trump was 15 points behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 46.5 percent to 31.5 percent. However as of July 26, 2016, Trump closed that 15 point gap and is now up two points over Clinton, 40.2 percent to 38.5 percent.
The Reuters/IPSOS polling data was fairly consistent during the Republican primaries — keeping Trump in the lead from February through May, which proved to be accurate.
Additionally, IPSOS received a high polling accuracy score — an “A-” — from FiveThirtyEight.
Cue the liberal heads exploding right about now. “But… but… that’s before Hillary’s post-convention bounce.” Yes, indeed, we’ll have to wait and see what this week of Hollywood star-studded and Democrat powerhouse praise of the Queen will do for her poll numbers. But if the half-empty DNC convention hall and need to pay attendees to fill the room is any indication, it’s not looking so good for Hillz.
We can only hope that Americans have learned their lesson (albeit, the hard way) that the “first” black/woman/fill-in-the-blank is not good enough reason alone to elect someone president.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]