A new Quinnipiac University poll contained the bad news that not only is Hillary Clinton leading by double-digits, but the vast majority of voters have made up their minds.
According to the Quinnipiac University Poll:
In the battle of the unloved presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton tops the magical 50 percent mark among American likely voters, leading Republican Donald Trump 51 – 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.
When third party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton gets 45 percent with Trump at 38 percent, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with results of earlier surveys of registered voters.
Women and non-white voters propel Clinton in the head-to-head matchup. Women back her 60 – 36 percent. Men back Trump 48 – 42 percent. White voters back Trump 52 – 41 percent. Non-white voters back Clinton 77 – 15 percent.
Hillary Clinton leading by ten is very bad news for the Republican nominee, but what is even worse is that 90% of those polled have already made up their minds. Only 9% of respondents said that they are open to changing their minds. This means that even if Trump got all of the people who could change their minds to support him, he would still be losing to Clinton.
The Quinnipiac results if they maintain and are replicated in other polls will suggest that Donald Trump has entered the territory of being completely unelectable. Trump’s new campaign team doesn’t matter. Trump’s changes in policy don’t matter. The presidential debates might not matter. The polling suggests that Trump reacted too late to his slide. Voters say that they have made up their minds.
The Republican convention and his fight with the Gold Star Khan family may have done so much damage to Trump that he may not have enough time to recover.
2016 has been a crazy election year so anything remains possible, but a pollster that was heavily touted and tweeted by Donald Trump has delivered the worst news yet to the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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