RNC chief: Trump could lead Clinton by Labor Day

by Ben Kamisar | The Hill  |  published on August 24, 2016


Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus predicted on Tuesday that Donald Trump could catch Hillary Clinton in the polls by Labor Day.

“I think what you are seeing on the campaign is a continuation of a good couple of weeks that Donald Trump has had,” he told reporters on a conference call, noting the Republican presidential nominee’s “prepared, mature comments on the campaign trail.”

“It’s going to be important for us and for Donald Trump to continue down this measured path that he’s on and if he does that, I think he’s going to be tied or ahead at or just after Labor Day.”

Trump has been on a downward trend at the polls — he led Clinton, the Democratic nominee, in the RealClearPolitics national polling average briefly at the end of July but now sits 6 points down.

Priebus gave high marks to the Trump campaign’s direction, just less than a week after the billionaire brought in Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as campaign CEO and elevated pollster Kellyanne Conway to the campaign manager position. The RNC chairman said that the campaign and the party have been working together very well over the past few weeks.

  • Tiger

    In Turkey the last election they almost rid themselves of the Muslim, Sharia Law loving Erdogen but he took out the news and the reporters and stopped the flow of information, he won again.

    When the military recently tried to overthrow him they lost and 50,000 people are imprisoned. Again he blacked out the news for awhile and I guarantee you will never know the fate of those people.

    Merkel has blacked out the news several times concerning Muslim attacks. So people in the 30’s Rockefeller and Ford tried to buy the airwaves but were stopped O owns the airwaves and the news and he is trying for the net as we have seen.

    Trump can have every vote in this country but won’t win because the people don’t make that decision the Electorate does and we know who they are. When and if H gets in and this country goes whole hog in the poke Socialism she will do things unspeakable and believe me, she like those mentioned above will black it out.

    Lots of luck to all of us. Thanks you liberal nutbags.

  • Walter Flatt

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, LISTEN TO ALL SHOWN AND THEN SEE IF YOU WANT THIS AS OUR PRESIDENT.

  • Walter Flatt

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET. 51/53,

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, 5 JUST ACROSS THE LINE IN NORTH VIRTIGIA, PERHAPS TO TAKE WASHINGTON.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE?

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • justinwachin

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who thinks Donald Trump is going to continue to rise in the polls. There has been a learning curve, but hopefully the Trump campaign poll numbers are going to continue to rise.

    If someone likes the Obama years, think of a Clinton presidency as a Super Obama third term: greater incompetence, less achievement, more corrupt, and more lawless. If you think America can do better there is really one choice–Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is not perfect by any stretch but he is our best hope in this election cycle.

    By the way, the talking heads in the media who have declared this election over are either ignorant or expressing a lot of wishful thinking. The reality is many voters are most interested in the last few days of summer than the election. Once we get on the other side of labor day the focus will shift to the November election. If Trump’s missteps are all in the past he should do well in November.

  • Nellie McConnell

    Trump addressed every issue I was concerned about in 2008 and Obama’s CHANGE! I didn’t like Obama’s CHANGE IN 2008 AND don’t think he has followed the constitution of our government.. Obama has done everything he can to destroy our country with debt, exclusive orders, non-screened refugees, open borders, illegals, reducing our Military, child human trafficking, Muslim laws in schools and work places. Obama and Hillary have destroyed our foreign policy. I have been watching Hillary’s involvement in government for years! Lost all respect for her and Bill when she turned against women who were. molested or raped by Bill . Never trusted her or Bill.
    Bill was when he did exclusive order for Military bases be gun free. We have the kids from our borders living on our bases. These kids are between 14-18 year old from South American countries. Gang members!
    VOTE FOR TRUMP! After years of Obama we need some one that will bring jobs home. Close borders, take care of terrors here, stop fraud Welfare food stamps, anchor babies on Welfare and Foster care.
    Obama has brought us to the lowest level of our economy sense 1933 melt down. Tax payers can’t afford more refugees and illegals on Welfare.
    GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY.

    • Anouk

      Great post Nellie! I agree 100% with you.
      TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT

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