We are getting to the point in the Jackass Political Cycle where polls of likely voters count most. The most recent of which runs counter to what everyone knows.
Trump Has Closed the Gap Among Older Millennials
By Zogby, Zogby Analytics
If the election for President were being held today and the Democratic nominee for President is Hillary Clinton and the Republican nominee for President is Donald Trump; the Libertarian nominee is Gary Johnson and the Green party nominee is Jill Stein for whom would you vote?
Hillary Clinton 38%
Donald Trump 36%
Gary Johnson 8%
Jill Stein 5%
Not sure 13%
*Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
The Takeaways: In a new Zogby Analytics online poll conducted August 12-13, +/-2.8% MOE, we asked 1,277 likely voters who they would vote for if the election for President were being held today. Since our Last poll in early July, Clinton still maintains a small 2% lead over Trump. It seems the convention bumps are behind us and we are back to a close race!
We are still in the early days of the of a long, hot summer of discontent, and even likely voter polls may not reflect the eventual outcome. Interesting, nonetheless.
One may also think of it as the MacBeth election, “…a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.“