Hillary Clinton Is Now Way Ahead of Donald Trump

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I showed great self-restraint yesterday by not posting the latest poll numbers, but today is Wednesday, which is officially the middle of the week. So here’s the latest from Pollster, based entirely on post-convention polls:

Hillary Clinton’s convention bounce will almost certainly fade a bit by next week, but even if it does she’ll remain 4 to 5 points ahead of Trump. This is roughly the same as her lead before the conventions, which suggests that this year’s four-day infomercials probably had no net effect at all.

It’s going to be hard to tell, though. If Hillary’s bounce persists, will it be because of a better convention, or because Trump appears to be melting down before our eyes this week? So many questions…

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