The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Tops Trump in CO, VA, NC, and FL

The latest round of polls by NBC/WSJ/Marist have placed Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

Colorado

  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Donald Trump – 35%

Virginia

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
    Donald Trump – 35%

North Carolina:

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Donald Trump – 38%

Florida

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Donald Trump – 37%

While it is still early in the election cycle, Clinton’s campaign must be relieved to see a string of polls going in her favor. Many experts consider Clinton a shoe-in for the White House, but she has been struggling in the polls recently, often breaking even with Trump in polls that she should be winning.

Aware of this, Clinton has been pushing for an increasingly progressive platform, borrowing ideas from Bernie Sanders campaign when it comes to education and healthcare. Recent rumors have also linked her to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, suggesting that she may pick Warren as her vice president.

As for Trump, his recent pick of Mike Pence should help stabilize his campaign. However, much of that will rely on the fact that Trump is willing to take advice and stops flying off the handle with racist comments. He has yet to maintain a large lead over Clinton and he is certainly the underdog in this election. Adding to that, he is a far more controversial candidate and has undermined his chances at winning over minorities, women, and several other demographics through the primary cycle.

Photo credit: The Fiscal Times.