Donald Trump just cannot catch a break.
A new poll was released on Tuesday, and it showed Trump losing “bigly” in the crucial swing state of Virginia, underscoring the backslide that Trump’s campaign can’t seem to stop. The Washington Post poll found Hillary Clinton leading Trump by a whopping 14 points among registered voters, 52% to 38%, in the state, and by eight points among likely voters, 51% to 43%.
While Trump has been a volatile candidate throughout his presidential campaign, the string of self-inflicted controversies since the conventions have presented a stark reality…and Clinton appears to be breaking away.
The evidence is in the numbers. Trump and Clinton were virtually tied coming out of July in the RealClearPolitics national polling average, but Clinton now boasts a roughly 7-point advantage. Perhaps more damaging, Clinton has pulled out a 6-point lead in POLITICO’s Battleground States Polling Average, which includes the 11 states that likely will determine who claims victory in November.
And experts who have studies presidential campaigns for decades have concluded that no candidate in Trump’s polling position at this stage of the race has gone on to win the popular vote in modern times — though they’re not fully writing off the unprecedented candidate yet.
Is it safe to say we have written the candidate off?
So…we don’t want to get too comfortable too soon…but does Clinton have this?
Let us know in the comments below!