It’s coming down to the wire. The elections are on Nov. 8th and there are less than 7 full days in October.
Based on recent polls, it’s anyone guess as to where this will swing.
But big things have happened in October. A video of Trump got dropped in that disgusted Americans.
But in that same time frame, Hillary had emails put out there for everyone to see. People have expressed their outrage.
And yet one poll says this could happen!
Two new polls show the race for the White House is far too close to call.
Rasmussen Reports, which last week showed Republican Donald Trump taking the lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton, on Monday showed Trump maintaining that lead.
Meanwhile, a poll by Investors Business Daily shows the race as dead even.
The two daily tracking polls are among the few that show the race this close. Others, from mainstream media sources, show Clinton with a lead that in some cases reaches double digits.
The Rasmussen Reports poll shows Trump leading Clinton 43 percent to 41 percent, which is unchanged from Friday’s poll. Libertarian Gary Johnson has 5 percent support, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein is at 3 percent.
The Rasmussen poll shows that of those voters who have yet to make their final decision, more are leaning towards Trump than Clinton, making these final two weeks critical in the outcome of the race.
Among voters who might change their current preference, Trump leads with 34 percent, followed by Clinton at 26 percent, Johnson at 25 percent and Stein at 15 percent.
The latest IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll shows a dead heat at the top. Trump and Clinton each have 41 percent support, while Johnson is at 8 percent support and Stein is at 4 percent.
With various polls showing different results, commentators are trying to explain the differences.
The professionals are also urging caution in declaring the race over on the basis of any polling.
“All of the tracking polls keep holding at Trump being ahead,” said Democratic pollster Pat Caddell. “And then all of these other polls that are one-off polls, or whatever.”
“But in any event, polling is all over the place…. Something isn’t adding up,” added Caddell.
Either “Hillary will glide into the White House, or we’re headed for one of the greatest shocks in American politics. I think it’s a very close call. I think the shock potential is enormous,” he said.
Caddell is not alone. Veteran pollster John Zogby noted the immense strength of Trump’s base.
“You see still a very passionate Donald Trump support, I see three credible polls that are out there that show Donald Trump getting 85, 89 percent of Republican support, winning among whites, winning by double digits among men, leading in two of those polls tied in another,” Zogby said.
“For the umpteenth time, it’s way too early and we don’t know who’s going to vote,” he insisted.
Donald Trump had to battle 16 other contestants to get where he is today.
Hillary had to battle Bernie Sanders. And it was close.
The message Americans are sending to the elites seems to be obvious. Politics as usual isn’t cutting it.
Unfortunately, Hillary is still part of the machine. She’s got huge money helping her, the media in her pocket, and quite possible corruption going all the way up the chain.
Those in power do not want to give up their seats at the table.
What do you think? Do the polls influence how you’re going to vote? If so, why? Let us know what you think in the comments below.