Hillary's Sucker Punch: Recent Polls Show Clinton Commanding Swing States

Prashant Panthee

Following both parties' national conventions last month, the polls released on Thursday (August 4) reveal Hillary Clinton in a commanding lead against Donald Trump over the swing states. This news adds to the compounding misery of Trump, who is lately having a disastrous time following the blowback from his criticism of the Khan family, comments over NATO, and also the eroding support from his own party.

Clinton topped her rival 49 percent to 38 in New Hampshire. Similarly, in Pennsylvania, her 49 percent is solidly a better rating relative to Trump's 39 percent. In Michigan, the former secretary of state led Trump 41 percent to 32 percent, whereas in Florida, her 48 percent was better than Trump's 42.

This is a damning statistic for Trump, considering that he was the front runner in the swing state polls just over a month ago. Read this article by The Inquisitr for more.

New Hampshire

In a WBUR poll released on Thursday, Clinton leads her rival 49 percent to 38 percent in New Hampshire. The poll also shows that Hillary is backed by 86 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of Republicans, as reported by CNN. The figures are much less favorable for Donald Trump, who earns the support of 63 percent of Republicans and four percent of Democrats.

When asked to compare each candidate's performance at their national conventions, 56 percent of the likely NH voters thought Clinton emerged stronger from the DNC, while only 39 percent had the same thoughts for Trump and the RNC.

These views were backed by further statistics: where Clinton amassed 45 percent favorable opinions of the voters, the percentage was a low 29 percent for Trump. The poll also had 45 percent give her unfavorable ratings, while it was a whopping 60 percent towards her opponent.


Things looked good for the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania as well. Her 49 to 39 percent lead, according to the Franklin and Marshall College poll, is reflective of the greater number of voters viewing her favorably over Trump. The polls also found that 49 percent and 62 percent of the voters gave unfavorable ratings to Clinton and Trump, respectively. This shows that both candidates face large number of unfavorable votes in the Rust Belt state.

The College polls also revealed that 62 percent of those who watched the Democratic Convention were more likely to vote for Clinton. On the other hand, 40 percent of those who watched the RNC said they would rather go with Trump.

The poll surveyed a random sample of 661 registered voters and 389 likely voters. It was conducted from July 29 through August 1.


The state of Michigan was also lenient towards the former secretary of state. Here, according to a Detroit news/WDIV-TV poll, she topped Trump 41 percent to 32 percent.

That 61 percent of the voters also thought that Trump is "ill-prepared to be commander in chief" is an alarming figure for the Republican Party, 30 percent of whose members in this state professed to be not supporting their candidate.

Six hundred likely Michigan voters were surveyed in the poll. It was conducted from July 29 through August 1 and has a margin of error of +/- 4 points.


With 29 electoral votes, Florida is must win for both candidates. Here, Clinton is seen to have a relatively slim lead over her rival: 48 percent to 42 percent.

And according to an article by The Wall Street Journal, in another poll conducted by Florida International University, a mere 13 percent of Hispanics, who make up an important 18 percent of the total electorate, supported Trump. With just over 90 days until the Election Day, this could equal to a sucker punch for the controversial Republican candidate in his bid for the White House.

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