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Donald Trump retakes the lead – here’s when it turned around

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What a difference a day makes.

Much has been made of Donald Trump’s “corner turn” of late, from his pre-written, on-point speeches to showing genuine remorse for his mistakes and, though his Louisiana visit wasn’t about politics per se, truly being Presidential in place of a no-show President by visiting and genuinely helping Americans in desperate need.

But will any of this show in the polls?

One daily poll has Trump retaking a lead he relinquished to Hillary Clinton on August 4. For the first time in several weeks, Trump leads Clinton, if only by a narrow 44.2 percent to 43.6 percent. ( Image from graphics.latimes.com ).

Daily poll

The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times “Daybreak” poll is a daily survey that measures 400 voters out of a pool of about 3,000 eligible voters to track their presidential preference. From there, according to the LA Times, “Results are weighted to match demographic characteristics, such as race and gender, from the U.S. Census Current Population Survey, and are aligned to the 2012 presidential election outcome using self-reported votes in that election. These charts are updated daily (just after midnight) with an average of all of the prior week’s responses.”

For those who say this is just a ‘gimmick’ poll, notice that the chart reflects both Trump and Clinton’s “convention bumps” and seems to be in line with other polls conducted less often.

Let’s hope this is a trend that continues!

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Scott Morefield


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