Over the past few weeks, there has been a decided shift in the polls from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Just a month ago, Hillary held big leads in the head-to-head department of various polls against Trump. As of today in several key polls, her lead has been cut to nothing or she is now trailing Trump.
On 1) — clearly *not* cherry-picking to say Trump has gained on Clinton. It's happened in good polls, bad polls, state polls, nat'l polls.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 22, 2016
Here is a new NBC/Wall Street Journal survey.
New WSJ/NBC national poll: Clinton 46 Trump 43. Same poll in April: Clinton 50 Trump 39. https://t.co/q9vOIpKRca
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 22, 2016
The biggest problem for Hillary? Her own party is abandoning her en masse, as shown by the following number in that poll.
Clinton's challenge: Just 66% of Sanders supporters say right now that they'd back her over Trump in November. https://t.co/kJWL8B5vXH
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) May 22, 2016
And here is a new ABC/Washington Post poll with Trump taking a two-point lead.
Latest WaPo/ABC News poll with Trump up 46/44 represents an 11 point swing towards Trump https://t.co/4gFYVWpSVl
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 22, 2016
There has clearly been a swing away from her in recent days.
Recent polls (*Trump* increase in net pts since last):
ABC: Trump +2 (+11)
NBC: Clinton +3 (+8)
Rasmussen Trump +5 (+3)
Fox: Trump +3 (+10)
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 22, 2016
For the first time, Trump ahead of Clinton in national poll average. pic.twitter.com/pCx1hKQIkc
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 22, 2016
If you are the Clinton campaign, you have to be in panic mode looking at these polls and knowing you still have yet to put away your own primary.
Hit the panic button, Hillary. https://t.co/p3A6DkdwqA
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 22, 2016
Could be a long summer for Democrats.
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