On top of pneumonia, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton is recovering from a bad weekend. After calling half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables,” Hillary collapsed at the 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Things were made worse after a string of contradictory excuses and the final disclosure that the campaign purposefully withheld the candidate’s pneumonia diagnosis and skipped the emergency room on Sunday to conceal her condition from the American people.
The polls are now starting to reflect the concern about Hillary Clinton’s health.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spiking 4.4% since Sunday — now leading Hillary 45.8% to 42.8%.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump surged to a 3-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll on Tuesday. Trump now leads Clinton 45.8% to 42.8%, his largest lead since Aug. 31 and a 4.4% spike since Sep. 11.
The result is still within the poll’s margin of error. The “Daybreak” poll methodology is described as follows:
The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election “Daybreak” Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.
Each day’s poll respondents are a subset of the UAS election panel, roughly 3000 U.S. citizens who were randomly recruited from among all households in the United States. Respondents are asked three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else? and (3) Clinton, Trump or someone else will win?
Tuesday’s poll had 2,665 respondents.
Trump’s largest lead in the poll has been 7.3 points, recorded on July 28 during the height of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From there, Trump fell steadily for over two weeks, hitting a low of 41.6% as Clinton hit a high of 46.3% on Aug. 14. The poll results narrowed after that, but the results for the past two days show an unusually large shift in Trump’s direction.
Hillary and her campaign are continually trying to do damage control on both the health coverup and her deplorables comment. They plan to release “more” health records this week; however, given past experience with Hillary, they will more than likely be less than forthcoming even while saying they are being transparent.
Meanwhile Donald Trump has been fairly clean in recent weeks. He hasn’t said anything for Team Hillary or the media to jump on. They were probably upset by the GOP candidate’s well wishes for his Democrat opponent and are hoping he does something to take away from Hillary’s poor showing this weekend.