Throughout the general election cycle, the Trashmussen poll has been just that. Trash.
It has a history of putting Donald Trump higher than most polls, it even had him virtually tied with Hillary Clinton for the last two weeks. Not anymore.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds Clinton with 44% support to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, while three percent (3%) back Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Another three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided.
According to the poll, only 72 percent of Republicans support Trump, down from 86 percent a week ago, while 82 percent of Democrats support Clinton, a slight improvement from the 79 percent she was at last week. What strikes as very interesting is that 14 percent of Republicans prefer Clinton, while 11 percent of Democrats prefer Trump, the latter being the most interesting statistic.
It’s what I saw next from Trashmussen that really had me questioning the seriousness of this poll:
Trump once again leads Clinton among voters not affiliated with either party 41% to 29% after Clinton held a five-point lead a week ago.
This means in the span of one week, one that was arguably the worst week for Trump during his entire campaign, he somehow managed to jump up 17 points with unaffiliated voters.
Regardless of how garbage the poll is, it still has Donald Trump losing. This comes after the Fox News released a poll yesterday that had Trump down 10 points. Even Trump’s bandwagon polls have him losing bigly in November, something any objective observer has seen coming since Trump became the nominee.