Clinton Holds On To Lead In The Polls

Polls favor Clinton but long way left to go

WASHINGTON – The polls reflected favorably for Donald Trump right after the Republican National Convention. Since then, it has been downhill for the Trump campaign.

According to RealClear Politics, Trump trails Clinton in the latest matchup polls by an average of 6.7 percentage points. While Clinton’s lead has not grown in the latest batch of polls, her lead on Trump is holding steady.

After months of displaying confidence on the campaign trail, Trump has alluded to the possibility of losing the election in recent weeks. He spoke about the idea in a CNBC interview.

“At the end, it’s either going to work, or I’m going to, you know, I’m going to have a very, very nice, long vacation,” Trump told CNBC (via the Associated Press).

He admitted to a group of ministers in Florida that the campaign is facing a challenge, and pointed to his bluntness as potentially costing him in November.

“It could cost us the Supreme Court,” Trump told the ministers (via Associated Press).

Multiple prediction models show Clinton with a great chance to win the election. FiveThirtyEight’s polls-plus model gives Clinton a 76.7 percent chance to win. The New York Times’ model gives her an 88 percent chance of winning in the fall.

Today and tomorrow Hillary Clinton will be on the road

Wed, Aug 17       Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Kirkwood Community College

Wed, Aug 17       Cleveland, Ohio: Hillary -John Marshall High School

Thu, Aug 18         Bozeman, Montana – Jennifer Garner at an afternoon fundraiser.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign will be in a couple of key swing states Thursday and Friday.

CHARLOTTE, NC, the Charlotte Convention Center at 7:30 PM then it is on to he Summit Sports and Ice Complex – The Fieldhouse at the Summit in Dimondale.


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.