You see, this is the problem with having a campaign predicated on the fact that you’re leading in all the polls — when polling data turns unfavorable, your alleged mandate dissipates.
A new poll released by Fox News shows Hillary with a double-digit lead over The Donald. Hillary might me the least trusted presidential candidate in history, but she’s still crushing Trump (if data is accurate, of course).
Here’s why: majorities think Clinton is nevertheless qualified to be president, and has the temperament and knowledge to serve effectively. It’s the opposite for Trump: over half feel he is not qualified, and lacks the temperament or knowledge to lead the country. And his 62 percent dishonesty rating tops hers.
After the conventions, the Clinton-Kaine ticket leads the Trump-Pence ticket by 10 points (49-39 percent) in the race for the White House. Clinton’s advantage is outside the poll’s margin of error. A month ago, Clinton was up by six points (44-38 percent, June 26-28).
This is the first time the Fox News Poll included running mates. Trump announced his vice presidential pick of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence July 15. Clinton told supporters she’d picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine July 22.
Since last month, Clinton’s position is improved with most groups, as she gained ground among men, women, whites, Democrats, young voters, and seniors.
The whole Khan family kerfuffle was viewed unfavorably by just about everyone polled:
Fox poll on Trump’s response to the Khans. Holy cross-tabs, Batman: pic.twitter.com/uiLl0of0OR
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) August 3, 2016
And Trump himself seems to recognize he maintains the maturity of a first grader:
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) August 3, 2016
So the Fox News poll is an outlier, right? Not quite. Yet another poll released by Reuters today shows Hillary eight points ahead.
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