Hillary gets the good news, then the bad news. Following the FBI’s recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton for her crimes, a poll was released showing that her lead against Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is decreasing.
A poll taken June 26 to 29 shows Clinton’s 11 point lead over Trump has decreased to a mere 5 points. When you take into consideration Gary Johnson from the Libertarian Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party, Clinton’s lead is reduced even further to 4 points. But what exactly do these poll numbers indicate? Some pundits describe the election as the lesser of two evils. Nearly 53 percent of the people polled don’t like Clinton and 60 percent don’t like Trump. Nearly 20 percent of the people polled don’t like either candidate.
Western Journalism reports:
A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll reveals that the Democratic candidate’s lead over Republican Donald Trump is narrowing. The survey June 26-29 found that if the election were held now, 45.6 percent of those polled would vote for Clinton, while 40.4 percent would pick Trump.
This 5-point difference represents a significant drop in those supporting Clinton compared to results from the same poll taken in May. In the earlier poll, Clinton enjoyed an 11-point lead over Trump, with 50 percent supporting her and 39 percent favoring him.
In pondering the meaning of these poll figures, some describe the upcoming election as a lesser-of-two-evils scenario. Clinton’s unfavorability rating stands at 53 percent, while Trump has a rating of 60 percent. Nearly 20 percent of those polled said they have a negative view of both candidates.