Amid Democratic infighting, polls are improving for Trump

by Niall Stanage | The Hill  |  published on May 18, 2016

Donald Trump appears to be making rapid progress in unifying Republican voters behind his presidential bid even as Democratic discord between backers of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reaches new highs.

An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday morning showed Trump and Clinton performing at exactly the same level within their respective parties. Each commanded 87 percent support.

The poll also suggested that hopes among Democrats of an easy win over Trump are misplaced. Tuesday’s poll had Clinton with an edge of just 3 points in a hypothetical match-up: The former secretary of State led Trump 48 percent to 45 percent.
The numbers track close to polls near this point in the 2012 presidential election.

A Gallup poll conducted in March 2012, for example, saw President Obama winning the allegiance of the same proportion of Democrats as Clinton is now: 87 percent.

  • jdp

    jdp…Yes the Dems fudge a lot to make their people look better than they really are Obama 5 pct unemployment when 95,000,000 are out of work and the number should be near 40 pct

  • generalJed

    George Wallace was the candidate for the American Independent Party, not the Democrat Party. I helped to run his campaign in Northern Illinois. He was nothing like he was depicted! His motto was : America: Love it or Leave It! His kids went to integrated schools and one of his best friends was MLK’s college roommate. I could go on. Just do not believe anything that you hear from the mainstream media.

  • Luke

    This poll doesn’t include the bernie voters who will turn out to vote for President Trump…
    I’m hoping Trump is the one who eventually has hillary put in chains and a orange jumpsuit right next to her husband BJ

  • Ole Man

    The rules needs to be changed were ever vote counts.No delicate or super delicate .Hillary had over 500 super delicate before campaign started.No convention count ever vote.

    • reggie

      Didn’t know that. thanx

  • Garry A DeManty

    When you think of the reliability of polls in Presidential election you just have to back as far as 1976 to see that early polls dont mean squat.Jimmy Carter had a 33 point lead after the Democratic convention in 1976 but come election day he won by 3 points and carried fewer states then President Gerald Ford inspite of watergate and other Republican headaches.So 6 months before the general election any polls that makes Trump looks like a loser forget it.This works for other elections also.The coatails thing is a joke except in rare occassions .For years we had divided government and most of the time it work.And when it doesnt both sides hear it from the voters cause after the election voters expect all sides to work together.

  • uhptony

    Many years ago another candidate for the democrat nomination, George Wallace said, “if I hire a pollster to take a poll for me then he better come back with the results I want or he is fired.” I don’t think Hillary is even close to Trump. Remember, most of these polls are run by staunch democrats. Do you not think that they would lie just a little to make their bitch look good?

  • Climax

    Is it not obvious that Hillary Clinton is throwing Billons of dollars in donated money from campaigners, government workers, and big political packs to “buy” the position she is so unqualified for? She is going to be in big trouble with foreign governments and others when she loses the election which is why she will lie and cheat at every opportunity. People are seeing her for what she really has been, and is today, a lying, cheating, unethical, traitor who would do anything to anybody who gets in the way her way of her goals, no matter what it takes.

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