In the wake of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, voters are more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll released Monday Aug 1st
While 36 percent of adults are more likely to support Trump coming out
of the GOP’s four-day event, 51 percent are less likely to vote for the
real estate mogul. The minus-15 net rating is the worst mark for
the Republican nominee coming out of the party’s convention since
Gallup began asking the question.
Last month’s Republican convention is the only time
respondents were overall less likely to vote for the candidate who was
nominated. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they have a less favorable view of the GOP now.
Trump thanked “everyone for the wonderful reviews” of his speech and
slammed Clinton’s “very long and very boring speech.” But Gallup’s
results suggest the billionaire’s remarks were the worst-received in the
past 20 years.
Forty-four percent of respondents said Clinton’s speech accepting her historic nomination was excellent or good. Trump’s acceptance speech yielded similar results on opposite ends of the spectrum and 36 percent thought it was poor or terrible — the highest percentage since '96.
This is what was being reported the first week of August. Now
declared the race “too close to call” on Monday, as its latest national
poll of likely voters found Mrs. Clinton edging Mr. Trump by a margin
of 47 percent to 46 percent in a head-to-head match up.
Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting Mrs. Clinton, unveiled a new 30-second ad calling for the “Trump Train” to be stopped in its tracks.
Remember: It's hard to stop a train!