Hillary Clinton leads in four swing states including NC, according to poll

"Clinton's single-digit lead in each of these states is due to her slight advantage in how voters perceive these two candidates".

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll didn't ask about the other leading Democrat, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson or the other leading Republican, developer Carlos Beruff. By the next morning, Trump's tenuous lead had already started to show signs of slippage.

Given FBI Director James Comey's testimony and the drubbing she is sure to take at next week's Republican Convention and beyond, we'll no doubt see more ads like this one.

Today, in news of the obvious: A poll of Democrats and Republicans has revealed that neither party's voters are too happy with their respective candidates. In recent Reuters/Ipsos polling, only about 40 percent of Mr. Sanders' backers said they would back Mrs. Clinton, and the crowd at Tuesday's rally made it clear she still had work to do. For those who know politics and are keeping up with the election know that Florida is the battleground state with the largest number of electoral college votes, and it's a feather in the candidate's cap who wins Florida.

Hillary Clinton's numbers fluctuate with the news cycle, but Donald Trump consistently stays at the same low level.

The Associated Press-GfK poll saw that a staggering 81 percent of those surveyed said they would be afraid if either Clinton or Trump became president in November. Florida's voters put Clinton at 41 percent, Trump at 36 percent, Johnson at 7 percent and Stein at 4 percent. NBC published a previous series of polls Thursday in which Trump gained over Clinton in Pennsylvania and Iowa, and tied Clinton in Ohio.

Clinton is leading in Colorado, which Obama also carried twice, by eight points, 43 percent to 35 percent, while 21 percent said neither, other, or undecided.

In that poll, Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson picked up 13% of support in a matchup against Clinton, Trump, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, slightly higher than in the NBC/WSJ poll and the WaPo/ABC poll.

The poll also suggests that Trump still faces difficulty unifying the Republican Party after the contentious primary campaign, as he gets no more than 79% of the Republican vote in all four swing states polled.

The end result will likely be a jump in the 2016 presidential polls for Hillary Clinton, and a period of just a few months for Donald Trump to figure out how to right his ship and cut into Clinton's lead. This year's states are mostly correlated with 2012, so there's no realignment.

Twenty-three percent of voters are undecided in that race, the victor of which will take on likely Democratic nominee Chris Koster in November.

  • Archie Newman