The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Camp Left Asking Questions as Trump Pulls Ahead

Donald Trump is back. According to the latest CNN/ORC poll, Trump has managed to surpass Hillary Clinton by a meager 2 points.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 45%
  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Gary Johnson – 7%

Trump has managed to regain the lead, something that hasn’t happened much in the recent weeks. Will Trump’s lead last? Who knows. However, with the upcoming presidential debates fast approaching, expect to see major changes in the polls as the candidates will be forced to deal with each other head-to-head.

In a debate scenario, Clinton should have the edge over Trump, as she has far more experience in debates and understands how they work. However, Trump is always a wildcard. If Trump can engage Clinton with his bully tactics, he may be able to get her to sink to his level, and if that happens, all predictions are out the window.

In addition, it remains to be seen whether the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson will get an invite to the debates. While he has no chance of winning the election, Johnson could be 2016’s Ralph Nader and cause a headache for either of the major candidates by fracturing their support base and plundering valuable percentage points.

Photo credit: The Fiscal Times.