The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Continues to Slump as Clinton Surges

This past week has been a rocky one for Donald Trump. All the momentum has been seized by Hillary Clinton, who managed to top Trump by 7 points in the latest IBD/TIPP poll.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Donald Trump – 39%

Clinton continues to dominate Trump, something that has become the normal following the Democratic National Convention.

The poll asked the usual questions, concluding the following:

  • 47 percent of voters believe Clinton will do a better job at handling the economy, up from 44 percent last month.
  • 43 percent of voters view Clinton favorably, as opposed to 33 percent for Trump.
  • 50 percent of voters believe Clinton cares more about American workers, while only 40 percent said this for Trump.
  • Of Clinton’s supporters, 51 percent say they strongly back her, while only 47 percent say this about Trump.

When you account for the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Trump’s numbers sink even further.

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However, if Johnson wants to receive an invite to the presidential debates, he will need to grab 15 percent of the vote in the polls.

Clinton will more than likely win the election in November if things continue as they are now. Trump seems unable to seize the momentum and he continues to make disastrous political blunders that make him look immature and unfit to be the next president.

Photo credit: The Fiscal Times.