Donald Trump‘s campaign is banking on the polls being inaccurate and missing a large enough segment of his voters that could prove decisive on election day. According to a Politico article this morning, a number of Republican consultants and operatives think there may be some truth to the campaign’s hope:
GOP insiders: Polls don’t capture secret Trump vote
Those battleground state polls that paint such a grim picture of Donald Trump’s prospects against Hillary Clinton? Most Republican insiders don’t believe they’re accurately ... Read More >>
Those battleground state polls that paint such a grim picture of Donald Trump’s prospects against Hillary Clinton? Most Republican insiders don’t believe they’re accurately capturing Trump’s true level of support.
That’s according to the POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 key battleground states. More than seven-in-10 GOP insiders, 71 percent, say the polls understate Trump’s support because voters don’t want to admit to pollsters that they are backing the controversial Republican nominee.Read More >>
Donald Trump has a realistic, if difficult, path to 265 electoral votes. It’s getting to 270 that looks improbable.
Trump is in a tight race with Hillary Clinton in Florida and Ohio, the two swing states that are perennial battlegrounds in the White House race.Read More >>
With just two weeks between Hillary Clinton and what polls suggest will be a comfortable victory on Election Day came another reminder that nothing comes easily for Clinton, Wikileaks’ release of a memo unlocking how Bill Clinton monetized his post-presidency.
The memo, which Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called “the smoking gun,” gives an unvarnished look at the kind of actions that galvanized populist movements against Clinton on both the left and right this year.Read More >>
One week after we moved Nevada and Florida from “battleground” to “lean Democratic,” both states appear to be snapping back to their traditional toss-up status. Our new CNN electoral outlook places both states back in the “battleground” category and increases the up-for-grabs turf to six states and two congressional districts worth a total of 87 electoral votes.Read More >>
Hillary Clinton extended her financial advantage in the presidential race’s final weeks, amassing a $153 million war chest that is more than twice as large as Donald Trump’s.
Clinton raised $101 million in the first 19 days of October for her campaign and a pair of committees that share funds with the Democratic Party, according to filings Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. The documents give a final glimpse of the candidates’ financial position before the Nov. 8 election.Read More >>
As this presidential election draws to its close, I keep wondering: Why has Donald Trump run such an ineffective campaign? Trump began with three big advantages. The Democrats were seeking a third consecutive term in the White House, something that a political party has achieved only twice in the past 80 years . In addition, economic growth and income gains remain sluggish. Plus, the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, a politician from the past with high unfavorable ratings, couldn’t easily represent the desire for change.Read More >>