Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

New National Polls

Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump in a pair of new national polls, after Trump finished one of the worst weeks of his campaign.
Clinton opened up a 15 point margin in the McClatchy-Marist survey 48 percent to 33 percent, which was conducted while Trump defended himself  against criticism by the Muslim parents of a slain American war hero and also House Speaker Paul Ryan, one of the GOP's most popular and powerful figures.
Last month, Clinton held a narrow 3-point advantage, of 42 percent to 39 percent in a McClatchy-Marist poll.

The NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, gave Clinton a 9 point cushion of 47 percent to 38 percent.  A CNN/ORC poll also showed Clinton with a 9 point advantage over Trump nationally.

Clinton has nearly tied Trump among men in the latest NBC-WSJ poll and enjoys a 22 point upturn in the McClatchy-Marist survey.  With women, Hillary has an overwhelming advantage, 50 percent to 30 percent according to McClatchy-Marist and 51 percent to 35 percent in the NBC-WSJ poll.

Arizona Senator Jeff Sessions, a longtime Trump ally, told CNN, that the polling numbers weren’t permanent.  He attributed them to a post-Democratic National Convention bounce, and "some events" that have occurred in the past week. 

Sessions told CNN's Erin Burnett: "The numbers had him up not long ago.  He's down some now and I think you'll see a rebound, no doubt about it, heading into November."

The NBC-WSJ survey of was conducted from July 31 to August 3, and the McClatchy-Marist poll between August 1-3.

According to Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight .com at the present time Hillary Clinton has an 81.7 percent chance of winning the election as compared to 18.3 percent for Trump.


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