Donald Trump is falling behind in the election, according to polls released this week. In this article we look at a few reasons why.
After a fairly even running during the Democratic and Republic primaries, Hillary Clinton has now gained a considerable lead over Trump in the polls, and seems more likely than ever to win the presidency. Donald Trump has not been helping himself, continuously stirring up media frenzies with his disparaging comments towards Latin Americans and women.
The new polls released this week show that Donald Trump is falling considerably behind Clinton. Surveys show a 7 point lead for the former First Lady, with a 3.4% lead over Trump. Clinton has been slowly pulling ahead in Florida (a key state in the election) but is still struggling to attract voters in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Most online sportsbooks in the US have Clinton as the heavy favorite to win the election. PaddyPower currently lists her at 1/3 to win, with Trump now at 5/2. These odds are likely to fluctuate as the election draws closer.
Why is Donald Trump falling behind now?
A number of key swing states have listed Trump’s comments about Mexican-American judge Gonzalo Curiel as a main reason they are not voting for Trump. Many are condemning the businessman as a racist, an allegation he vehemently denies.
Donald Trump is falling behind in the financial department against Clinton as well. Trump and the Republic party brought in approximately $18.6 million in May, but started the month of June with a paltry $1.3 million. Clinton, meanwhile, managed to raise more than double that amount, and entered the month of June with over $42 million.
According to Donald Trump, he is willing to self-fund his entire campaign. “I spent $55 million of own money to win the primaries. Fifty-five. That’s a lot of money by even any standard. I may do that again in the general election,” Trump told TODAY. “I have a lot of cash, I may do it in the general election, but it would be nice to have some help from the party.”
If we’ve learned anything about this election so far, it’s that Trump is capable of defying the odds. He is unquestionably falling behind in the polls, but there is still a long time between now and the election. He is clearly making changes after reports surfaced that he fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, but can he regain the support he had during the Republican primaries? That remains to be seen.
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