After Donald Trump’s very bad week, one national poll is showing the businessman a glimmer of good news.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll, released Friday, has Trump down by only 3 points, instead of losing to rival Hillary Clinton by nearly double-digits, as a number of other surveys have shown.
From Daily Mail:
Earlier in the week, Clinton was ahead by 8 points in the survey, but now about 42 percent of likely voters preferred the Democratic former secretary of state, while 39 percent said they supported the Republican businessman, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percent – meaning the race could be back to being dead even.
Among registered voters, the Reuters/Ipsos survey, conducted online between July 31 and August 4, shows Clinton’s lead down to 5 points, from an 8-point lead she saw on Monday.
It’s unclear yet if the Reuters/Ipsos survey is an outlier or an early indicator that the recent big gains for Clinton were really just her Democratic National Convention bounce, which would naturally deflate.
Two polls that were released Sunday, however, still have Clinton in a commanding lead.
First there’s the ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows Clinton 8 points ahead.
She’s receiving 50 percent support from registered voters, while he gets 42 percent.
When third-party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton still comes in first place.
She receives 45 percent of the vote, Trump gets 37 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary John receives 8 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein walks away with 4 percent.
An ABC News report on the poll pointed out that Trump’s numbers haven’t fallen, they just haven’t improved since he became the official GOP nominee last month in Cleveland, Ohio.
Before the Republican National Convention, Clinton was leading him by 4 points.
The poll indicates a laundry list of trouble areas for Trump.
Seventy-nine percent of Americans said that the brash billionaire doesn’t show enough respect for the people he disagrees with.
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