The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton and Trump Neck-and-Neck Nationally

The latest poll by Rasmussen Reports has revealed that a national election between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and the Republican favorite Donald Trump would be extremely close.

Which candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 37%
  • Donald Trump – 36%

Clinton used to hold a very strong lead over Trump, often 10 points or more. The fact that Trump has closed the gap has to be concerning for Clinton’s campaign.

Trump is a wildcard candidate. You never know what you are going to get with him. On top of that, there is a very strong chance that he will manage to win the Republican nomination, something that most Republican critics never thought was possible. As a candidate, he has said some of the most disastrous things in election history, yet he always bounces back and continues to dominate in the polls.

Clinton is riding purely on her name and her overall support has remained steady, but stale. She hasn’t innovated the election cycle like Trump has, her policies are bland, and she is very cautious when it comes to taking sides. She has yet to defeat Bernie Sanders and he is putting up a strong fight against her and is expected to raise more donations in the fourth quarter.

While it is far too early to call a winner, the days of a guaranteed Clinton victory over Trump may be over and it may be time to consider Trump a legitimate candidate, craziness and all.

Photo credit: The Hill.