In addition to pneumonia, Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is recovering from a terrible, horrible, no good very bad weekend. On the heels of declaring half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables,” Hillary collapsed at the 9/11 memorial ceremony. Matters were only made were by a stream of ensuing — and contradictory — excuses and the ultimate disclosure that the campaign had purposely withheld the candidate’s pneumonia diagnosis AND skipped the emergency room on Sunday in order to conceal her condition from the American public.
Way to build trust and reassure folks her health is nothing to worry about, right?
Nope, not so much.
And it appears the polls are starting to reflect the increased concern about the presidential candidate’s health and her most recent, blatant attempts to mislead and conceal from the American people.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spiking 4.4% since Sunday — now leading Hillary 45.8% to 42.8%.
As Breitbart reports:Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump surged to a 3-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll on Tuesday. Trump now leads Clinton 45.8% to 42.8%, his largest lead since Aug. 31 and a 4.4% spike since Sep. 11.
The result is still within the poll’s margin of error. The “Daybreak” poll methodology is described as follows:
The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election “Daybreak” Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.
Each day’s poll respondents are a subset of the UAS election panel, roughly 3000 U.S. citizens who were randomly recruited from among all households in the United States. Respondents are asked three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else? and (3) Clinton, Trump or someone else will win?
Tuesday’s poll had 2,665 respondents.
Trump’s largest lead in the poll has been 7.3 points, recorded on July 28 during the height of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From there, Trump fell steadily for over two weeks, hitting a low of 41.6% as Clinton hit a high of 46.3% on Aug. 14. The poll results narrowed after that, but the results for the past two days show an unusually large shift in Trump’s direction.
Hillary and her campaign, of course, continue their attempts at damage control on both the “basket” comment and the health coverup. They plan to release “more” health records later this week; however, given past experience with Hillary (e.g., the email scandal), they will be less-than-forthcoming even while declaring their transparency.
Meanwhile Donald Trump isn’t offering up any sound bites for Team Hillary and her media surrogates to pounce on; no doubt they were maddened by the GOP candidate’s well wishes for his Democrat opponent and are just hoping for something, anything, to take the focus away from Queen Hillary’s terrible, horrible, no good very bad weekend.
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]