The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Stretches Lead to 8 Points over Trump

The latest poll by NBC News/SM has placed Hillary Clinton 8 points ahead of Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 50%
  • Donald Trump – 42%

Clinton continues to poll well against Trump. Luckily for Clinton, Trump continues to paint himself as a candidate that is not suited to be president.

Trump’s biggest problem is his inability to apologize. After making a massive political blunder in criticizing the Khan family, Trump continues to refuse to apologize and is hellbent on spinning the story and somehow painting the Khan family as the villains. As a Republican, it is sinful to the party’s ideology to insult fallen soldiers and their families, and this is something that Trump needs to come to terms with if he wants to be a successful presidential candidate.

In addition, Trump has flip-flopped on his Ukraine policy. Previously, he bashed President Barack Obama for not doing enough to help Ukraine, but earlier this week, his stance changed, and he now supports Russia controlling the region. These type of hypocritical flip-flops are costly and only serve to highlight how he lacks knowledge about these subjects.

This is not to suggest that Clinton is the perfect candidate, or that she hasn’t made mistakes. She certainly has made her fair share of political blunders, like the email and DNC scandals. Still, she is much better at recovering from these disasters and doesn’t come across as a petty 69-year-old toddler like Trump does.

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