The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Maintains Dominance over Trump

The latest general election poll by NBC News/SM has placed Hillary Clinton 6 points ahead of Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Donald Trump – 37%
  • Gary Johnson – 11%
  • Jill Stein – 4%

Trump cannot seem to gain ground in the polls. All of his recent mistakes have caused his fringe supporters to flock to Johnson. For voters who saw Trump as a difference maker, as the candidate to bring about change, and to reshape American politics, they will now be forced to accept Clinton for what she is, vote Johnson or Stein, or abstain. No matter which direction these voters go, it will be a net gain for Clinton who will square off against a severely weakened Trump.

Clinton’s campaign has managed to do well despite all of the baggage she is carrying. While Trump’s baggage has sunk his campaign, Clinton has avoided the spotlight and continues to poll well and to win over new voters from all sides of the political spectrum. She is far from a perfect candidate, but she appears to be the most normal option of all of the major candidates.

Both Johnson and Stein have no chance of winning the election, but they can serve as a thorn in the side of Trump.

Photo credit: CBC.