I told you about how a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton made her drop ten points in four days in the ABC/WaPo tracking poll. Make that twelve points. Twelve. Points! With the SUPER-left leaning ABC/WaPo.Donald Trump is in the lead now, with a week to go…
Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has ebbed since the renewal of the FBI’s email investigation.
While vote preferences have held essentially steady, she’s now a slim point behind Donald Trump — a first since May — in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates.
Forty-six percent of likely voters support Trump in the latest results, with 45 percent for Clinton. Taking it to the decimal for illustrative purposes, a mere .7 of a percentage point divides them. Third-party candidate Gary Johnson has 3 percent, a new low; Jill Stein, 2 percent.
Now, the be fair, both Mitt Romney and John Kerry were a point up in the same poll a week out. However, their opponents weren’t under a federal investigation (see BREAKING: The FBI Gets Warrant to Investigate Hillary’s E-mails and BREAKING: Clinton Email Investigation REOPENED…Because Anthony Weiner?!) nor living a lie of disease-riddled, insatiable paganist lesbianism. I readily admit that I can substantiate that last part 0%.
Something interesting to note however, is that the ABC/WaPo poll has always been the most consistently pro-Hillary of any polls out there. Now I’m not a believer in the “all polls are rigged!!” theory as the RCP average generally accounts for oddities. But the two that stuck out to me as outliers were always Reuters/Ipsos and ABC/WaPo. See why below.
So the fact that this poll was such an outlier says one of three things. A) That they’ve all of a sudden changed methodology. Unlikely. B) That this particular poll was actually rigged and in order to save face, they’ve adjusted it close to the election or C) Trump really is gaining momentum by just that much.
Do the state polls follow? With only a week to go, does a pro-Trump wave even show up in polls?
Here’s what we know…