The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Regains Lead Over Clinton After a Rough Week

The latest general election poll by the LA Times/USC Tracking has placed Donald Trump 5 points ahead of Hillary Clinton.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 47%
  • Hillary Clinton – 42%

Despite Trump’s poor performance in the first presidential debate, he has managed to hold on in the polls. Adding to that, he spent most of the week attacking former Miss Universe Alicia Machado over her weight, credibility, and everything else. He earned tons of criticism from the media for his strange Twitter tantrums and it appeared as if Trump was destroying his own campaign. Yet, he still stands and in certain polls, he has managed to tie Clinton, while in others he is slightly ahead.

Clinton hasn’t helped her case either. Rather than addressing Trump’s strange comments, she is once again remaining silent. Her decision to run out the clock has many Americans questioning her own personal baggage. By avoiding the spotlight, it reinforces their suspicions that she is hiding something and that she is afraid of being exposed.

This entire election cycle has been a strange one. From the very beginning, the entirety of the mainstream media ruled out Trump and never believed he would make it deep into the primary cycle, let alone become the Republican nominee. While logic dictates that Trump won’t win, this entire election cycle has been illogical from the very start.

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