A recently released Monmouth University poll shows that Donald Trump is trailing, and not by just a little bit. According to the poll, Hillary has something of a monstrous lead over her Republican opponent by a whopping 12 points.
Currently, 50% of likely voters support Clinton and 38% back Trump, with 5% supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% backing Jill Stein of the Green Party. Clinton held a much slimmer 46% to 42% lead just three weeks ago.
The vote choice among all registered voters is 47% Clinton and 38% Trump. Clinton has a larger likely voter lead because only 5% of her potential supporters are considered unlikely to vote while twice as many possible Trump voters (10%) are unlikely to cast a ballot next month. This marks a change from Monmouth’s prior poll when 10% of registered voters supporting Clinton and 7% of registered voters supporting Trump were deemed unlikely to cast ballots.
“Clinton has increased her lead among all registered voters, but the main difference between this month and last month is that her supporters have become more enthusiastic, and thus more likely to turn out while Trump backers have become less likely to vote,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
It would appear that due to Trump’s scandals and reactions that his base is weakening, while Hillary’s is continuing to grow stronger. The poll goes on to show that over 60% of people believe that claims about Trump’s unwanted sexual advance toward women are credible. Interestingly, those who say this disqualifies him as president are slightly less than those who say it doesn’t.
What’s more is the noticeable divide amongst Republicans.
Among all voters, 41% say the party is not giving Trump enough support, 27% say it is giving him too much support, and just 23% say the party is giving Trump the right amount of support.
With just over a quarter thinking the GOP is wrong for supporting Trump, this could be putting a deep dent in the base. A problem that Hillary is currently not suffering from.
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