Election 2020

'Polls Darken for Democrats'

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

No, that’s not my headline — it’s from The Hill:

Hillary Clinton’s once formidable lead over Donald Trump in national and battleground polls is evaporating.

Trump has pulled into the lead in Florida and Ohio, two crucial states where he has trailed Clinton for most of the race, and several states that once looked out of reach for Trump — Colorado and Virginia, among them — suddenly appear competitive.

One survey showed Trump swinging to a lead in Nevada, a state that President Obama carried with ease during both of his presidential campaigns. And a poll of Iowa, which has only gone for the GOP nominee once in the last seven elections, found Trump ahead by 8 points.

The swing in national polls is equally dramatic. While Clinton led Trump by an average of 7.6 percentage points one month ago, her advantage is now down to a meager 1.8 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

“No question there’s a movement toward Trump right now,” said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray. “When the media is focused on one candidate over the other, it’s generally negative. The media has been focused on Clinton and her health, and Trump smartly did not try to steal the limelight from her.”

Democrats, Vichyconkidz, small children and others may bravely announce that they always knew the polls would tighten, but that is simply a lie. The entire #NeverTrumpumpkin movement was predicated on Trump’s being utterly destroyed in the general election — in fact, it was devoutly wished for and confidently anticipated by people who ought to know better.

He may still lose. After all, he has to fight not only a half-incapacitated Hillary, but a semi-sentient Bubba, the current president and first lady of the United States, the entire corrupt Democrat party and the holier-than-thou backstabbers on the rent-seeking Right who seek to maintain their position under the Progressive dinner table, feasting off scraps.