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Trump Draws Even With Clinton in Latest General Election Poll

In the latest general election poll by Rasmussen Reports, Donald Trump has managed to draw even with Hillary Clinton.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 42%
  • Donald Trump – 41%
  • Gary Johnson – 9%

Even though Clinton beat Trump by 1 percent, that is well within the margin of error and should be worrying for Clinton. While Rasmussen Reports tends to be right leaning, Clinton hasn’t been able to deal a finishing blow to Trump’s campaign.

Over the course of the past week, Trump provided Clinton with enough ammunition to end his campaign. His embarrassing tax returns showing a $1 billion loss in 1995 were released, he attacked Alicia Machado, tweeting about her sex tape at 3 a.m., and he rambled on about typical Trump talking points.

None the less, Trump still stands, and while he is polling on average below Clinton, he is very much still in the race and this election is far from a done deal. The next presidential debate will provide Trump with an opportunity to redeem himself, but if history has taught us anything, he will more than likely squander this chance. Thus, if Trump wants to do better in the polls, he will have to continue to work on courting the African-American vote, something that has been incredibly difficult for him to date.

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