One of the most reliably Republican-leaning pollsters has released a new poll, and it shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump.
The Rasmussen Reports weekly poll of the White House race has some bad news for Trump:
The latest weekly Rasmussen Reports White House Watch shows Trump losing ground: Clinton now holds a 42% to 38% lead among Likely U.S. Voters, up slightly from the 41% to 39% advantage she held a week ago.
In the latest survey, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson again captures nine percent (9%) of the vote, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein picks up two percent (2%) support. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
Rasmussen is one of most Republican-leaning pollsters in 538’s rankings. Rasmussen’s polls lean (+2) for Republicans, so if they have Hillary Clinton with a four-point lead, her lead is probably at least six points, which also happens to be the margin that Clinton leads Trump by in the Real Clear Politics national polling average.
It is impossible for Republicans to claim that the polls are biased against Trump when even polls that are usually friendly to Republicans, like Rasmussen, show Trump losing. The Trump campaign has adopted the belief that there are millions of Trump voters who are not being counted by the polls. The Trump logic isn’t that the polls are biased, but that the polls aren’t counting these huge groups of invisible Trump supporters.
The truth is that there is no great hidden mass of Trump supporters. Donald Trump is losing this election. Even the Republican-leaning polls can’t avoid the fact that Trump is getting beat.
The fact that Donald Trump is losing the Rasmussen Poll is proof that the Republican nominee is closer to getting blown out than winning the White House.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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