Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump Polls: Clinton Holds Her Lead, But Trump Gains Support Among Latinos

Phillip Dengler

Republican nominee for president of the United States Donald Trump continues to trail Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that was released on Friday afternoon by Reuters. The poll, which was conducted from August 7 to August 11 and included 1,446 registered voters and 1,116 likely voters, had a margin of error of three percentage points.

"Democrat Hillary Clinton led Republican Donald Trump by more than 5 percentage points in the Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Friday, little changed in weeks as the U.S. presidential campaign wobbles into the heart of summer. Since July 28, Clinton's daily support among likely voters in the poll has hovered between a low of 41 and a high of 44 percentage points. She was at 41 percentage points on Thursday, down slightly this week. Trump's support has moved slightly more, ranging from a low of 33 percentage points to a high of 39 points. He was at 36 points on Thursday, up slightly this week."

With the election now less than three months away, Trump is going to have to start focusing on the issues if he has any hope of becoming the next president of the United States. While Trump should be focusing on addressing important topics, including health care and the economy, he is instead engaging in puzzling arguments and making outlandish claims.

As CNN reported, Trump stated that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the "co-founders" of ISIS. Trump took to Twitter to defend himself and claim that he was being sarcastic, but he is getting into a bad habit of making bizarre claims that could potentially be turning away a lot of undecided voters.

In addition to his latest fiasco, Trump is also still attempting to recover from his recent feud with Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American solider who lost his life in Iraq. Khan attacked Trump on stage at the Democratic National Convention, and he questioned his sacrifices. Instead of simply ignoring Khan, Trump spent the next few days responding to his comments and engaging in a verbal war of words. Regardless of who was right, Trump lost valuable time where he could have been addressing issues or attacking Clinton's questionable policies and history.

"A new poll pegs support for Trump at 40 percent among Latino registered voters in the Empire State."

With only a few more months to go until November's election, the polls between Republican nominee for president of the United States Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are going to continue to be interesting. If Trump continues to engage in personal attacks and ignore the issues, Clinton could win by a wide margin.

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