Trump Surges Ahead in Latest Rasmussen Poll

The Rasmussen poll just out shows a big change in fortune as Donald Trump surges ahead of Hillary Clinton, despite self-inflicted damage.

The Reagan v Carter polls generally did not define the temperament of the country in the 1980 presidential election. Beginning on Labor Day that year, most national polls indicated that President Carter would either win by a small margin or as big as an all-out landslide.

History now tells us they were all wrong and Ronald Reagan defeated the incumbent Carter in a landslide vote no one predicted. Despite numerous reports of sexual harassment the last few weeks that “suddenly” have been the primary coverage by the biased mainstream media, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, holds a slight lead over Hillary Clinton, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll.

Have pollsters begun to realize that their samplings are not inclusive of those Americans reluctant to state their preference? Like the 1980 election, are the throngs of disenfranchised voters actually millions and millions more than what the media wants you to believe?

Here is a breakdown of the Rasmussen results:

  • Trump: 43 percent
  • Clinton: 41 percent
  • Johnson: 6 percent
  • Stein: 2 percent
  • Another candidate: 4 percent
  • Undecided: 5 percent

Donald Trump North Carolina 10/14/2016..The Trump vs. Clinton fight remains unchanged from yesterday despite the over-the-top media coverage of women just now coming forth with their years-ago stories of a lecherous Trump. But the startling fact is that last Monday, Clinton held a seven-point lead over Trump 45 percent to 38 percent.


The debate on Sunday reached millions of Americans who had not heard Trump’s allegations about Hillary, the email scandal, the Clinton Foundation, etc. Her lead dropped to five and four points on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Thursday was a lucky day for Trump as he edged past the Democratic candidate.

Is Trump’s message of Hillary’s corruptness and untrustworthiness beginning to ruminate among the undecideds in this race? Could it be most Americans see through the political hatchet job the Clinton campaign is waging due to Hillary’s non-descript resume?

The survey also showed that of 87 percent of voters who have made up their minds how they’ll vote, 48 percent chose Trump while 46 percent backed Clinton.

Among those who said they could still change their minds:

  • Trump: 37 percent
  • Clinton: 36 percent
  • Johnson: 17 percent
  • Stein: 9 percent

The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 11 and 13, had 1,500 respondents. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.