Courtesy of CNN:CNN/ORC poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by double-digits at the starting gate https://t.co/znfUv1Sj86 pic.twitter.com/i0FbKzhC1K— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 4, 2016
As Donald Trump captures the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, a new poll finds he begins his general election campaign well behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump's victory last night, found Clinton leads 54% to 41%, a 13-point edge over the New York businessman, her largest lead since last July.
Clinton is also more trusted than Trump on many issues voters rank as critically important, with one big exception. By a 50% to 45% margin, voters say Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Clinton would.
There is literally NO evidence to support the idea that Trump would be better on the economy than Clinton.
After all the man has gone bankrupt multiple times and Republicans are notoriously bad when it comes to dealing with the economy.
On the other hand the name Clinton is synonymous with strong economic growth.
I have no idea how these numbers might change in the run up to the election.
What I do know is that Donald Trump is as unconventional as they come and he will not hesitate to throw literally EVERYTHING he can find at Hillary.
I have seen a lot of ugly in my life, but I have a feeling we are about to experience a whole new level.
However having said that this is what state polls are showing right now.
P.S. By the way some troll earlier said that MSNBC, Five Thirty Eight, and myself were all wrong about Hillary's chances in Indiana.With Trump as the nominee, this is the map with swing states identified, LAST poll from ev. state. Clinton v Trump pic.twitter.com/AT8hsylPGp— Benchmark Politics (@benchmarkpol) May 4, 2016
Five Thirty Eight begs to differ.