Monday, October 3, 2016

Trump bounces back in latest poll

Trump jumped from 35 percent Friday to 39 percent Sunday, while Clinton fell from 45 to 44 over the same period. 
 Clinton had opened a 10-point gap at the end of last week, but her margin was back to 44-39 to start the week. The numbers show only a 1-point post-debate uptick for Clinton, who led Trump 43-39 the day of the showdown.

Despite a horrendous week, which began with an much-panned debate performance and ended with a feud with a beauty queen and new questions about his income taxes, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled back within 5 percentage points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest tracking data from The Times-Picayune/Lucid presidential poll released Monday (Oct. 3).

 The poll has been in the field since Aug. 1, asking the same questions each day and reflect swings based on daily news and events. The trendline since the candidates Sept. 26 debate, however, shows only a slight uptick for Clinton, who was widely seen as "winning" the high-profile televised showdown.

 Among the third-party candidates, Libertarian Gary Johnson dropped from 9 points to 6 points over the course of the week. Green Party nominee Jill Stein remained at 2 points. The number of undecided voters was 10 percent.

 Don't look at just the numbers look at the direction the candidates are going.


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