(Is the Clinton campaign’s tactic of overtly playing the race card starting to backfire?)
The latest survey conducted by the LA Times of 2,507 respondents nationwide shows 47.7% of voters support Republican nominee versus only 41% who support the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Trump’s poll performance improving by an unprecedented 7.1% over the past 6 days.
The concerns about the former First Lady’s health quickly turned to questions about her honesty and transparency after her campaign provided inconsistent statements regarding her condition including saying she was dehydrated, then claiming pneumonia, and finally Bill Clinton described it as the flu and said she collapses “frequently.” Perhaps the most surprising finding in the polling, and perhaps a reason to be suspicious about the result, is where Donald Trump made up most of the ground during his huge polling surge. On September 10, Trump was polling at only 3.1% among African-American voters, but as of this weekend he has the support of 20% of the black electorate suggesting a major sea change in how the community views him.
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