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Clinton Stays Ahead in Florida, Michigan, and New Hampshire

The latest state polls have revealed that Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump in Florida (Mason-Dixon), Michigan (Detroit News), and New Hampshire (WBUR/MassInc).

Florida

  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Donald Trump – 42%
  • Gary Johnson – 7%

Michigan

  • Hillary Clinton – 42%
  • Donald Trump – 35%
  • Gary Johnson – 9%

New Hampshire

  • Hillary Clinton – 42%
  • Donald Trump – 35%
  • Gary Johnson – 13%

The last week has been a rough one for Trump. In true Trump fashion, he has rambled, he has insulted, and he has helped irrelevant issues stay relevant for far too long.

Looking at the Alicia Machado drama, Trump would have been best served to let the story fizzle out, but instead, he continued to defend his previous insults against her and has kept the story alive. This has resulted in embarrassing media soundbites, Twitter tantrums, and it has shown how petty and thin-skinned Trump is.

On top of that, Trump is convinced that he won the first presidential debate, despite an overwhelming number of critics saying that he lost. Reports even surfaced that Trump was mad at his advisers for suggesting that he lost the debate. All of these stories combined define Trump and how he is a 70-year-old toddler that throws a tantrum when he doesn’t get his way.

As for Clinton, she has remained relatively quiet this week, letting Trump implode his own campaign. It appears as if she will continue running out the clock and letting Trump destroy himself. This is a risky strategy as she continues to poll very closely to Trump and the slightest boost in Trump’s numbers could see him knocking on Clinton’s door.

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