National party conventions generally add a few points to either the Republican or Democratic presidential nominee. This week at the RNC in Cleveland is no different and the polls will surely reflect the upsurge shortly after Thursday’s Trump acceptance.
But one item that got almost zero coverage in the liberal media is the stark fact Hillary Clinton has a surprisingly narrow lead of just four percentage points over Donald Trump in a new national poll released earlier this week.
Again, this comes at a time before the convention had millions of potential Trump voters watching what has been a well-orchestrated combination of well-known public figures and the entire Trump family speaking on one night or another.
Meanwhile, the ABC News/Washington Post poll earlier in the week showed Clinton is backed by 47 percent of voters nationally. Trump is at 43 percent. For a campaign that is heavily banking on a huge majority of female American voters, this has sent a shock wave through her handlers and her campaign staff.
Compare this week’s poll with a June version. Hillary had a 12-point lead, 51 to 39 percent.
Furthermore, in June, Clinton held a 22-percent lead among college-educated white women. Today, pollsters have found that demographic is evenly split between the two candidates.
There is no question that the former Secretary of State has a double-digit lead over Trump on handling race relations and immigration, but Trump has a 15-point edge over Clinton among white voters, while 89 percent of blacks and 74 percent of Hispanics support Clinton.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted July 11-14 has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. That was three days before the Republicans took center stage to millions of undecided independent voters and high information Americans.