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Trump overtakes Clinton for first time since May in ABC poll

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:30 UTC
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The Republican candidate now has a one-point lead in election that is too close to call, according to major survey.Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton to take a single percentage point lead in a poll by ABC, the first time he has done so since May. Though the result remains within ABC’s margin of error, the broadcaster said the leaders changing places was a noteworthy moment with just a week to go until election day. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Oh my!

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    The Donald still doesn't have the electoral college votes. The US doesn't use the popular vote in its “democratic” presidential election. A candidate can get 60 percent or more of the popular vote and still lose.

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • chronic


    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Skip

    I'm laughing so hard right now!

    This is priceless

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Sorry, I missed the joke.

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    time is desperately running out for one of them,

    And the other one is going to have a big headache.
    so they say.

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    I'm not really seeing the funny side either. Poor America.

    @ Martí
    If Trump gets more votes nationally then he's likely to get enough swing states to win in the electoral college.

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • chronic

    What's really unique is that neither Kadzik or McCabe have been resigned.

    Partisans better hope that the senate turns or there'll be a special prosecutor in the spring.

    Nov 02nd, 2016 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Don Alberto

    Like Marti wrote, the majority of votes isn't deciding who will become pres.

    For example
    California has 39,144,800 citizens and 55 electoral votes - one for each 711,700 citizens.
    Wyoming has 563,600 citizens and 3 electoral votes - one for each 187,800 citizens.

    Although George Wingnut Bush was more than half a million votes behind Al Gore in 2000 (50,456,002 against 50,999,897) the wingnut became the pres of the US.

    If the worst happens, fortunately congress and senate have a say in most things.

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 03:29 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    Before all the inevitable comparisons between Watergate and cliton-email-gate/sos-pay-to-play and Cap Weinberger's indictment/failed prosecution on election eve:

    James Comey - as flawed as he's been proven to be to date - is no lying, sneaking around in the dark, felonious coward like Mark Felt.

    Hell, Snowden and Assange have more guts and infinitely more honor than Felt.

    Anyone that thinks a Trump presidency would be painful should consider what an unending stream of special prosecutors, citizen FOIA lawsuits and congressional hearings dedicated to the persecution and expulsion of cliton inc. will be like.

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 04:53 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    “ How To Win The Presidency With 23 Percent Of The Popular Vote”

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • :o))

    May the lesser evil WIN!

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    While Trump is quite flawed, cliton is evil incarnate.

    Bill/Hillary/Chelsea are the masters of scapegoating, blameshifting, and self interest.

    Trump is the master of bluster and buffoonery.

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • DemonTree

    Oh really? I seem to have missed the world ending during Bill Clinton's presidency. I thought you said Obama was the Worst President Of All Time(tm) anyway?

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • ChrisR

    Seems like Comey came to his senses!

    Oh dear, what can the matter be,
    someone has dumped on Hillary!

    Given the electoral college fiasco, some of TheHils supporters are already claimed that 'The Donald' has lost.

    Just have to wait and see.

    Oh, am I LOVING this! :o)

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Briton

    So the chances of Trump has apparently increased,
    love him or hate him, it could now be a reality,

    Donald Trump may well be the next president of the USA.?

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    Real long shot if the polls are anchored in reality - but you do remember the Brexit vote? Correct?

    Trump has a lot of powerful interests aligned against him:


    It's funny.

    The demos have just many issues with the left and those of colors.

    50% increases in insurance premiums and the lack of economic growth and job creation are a pretty harsh indictment of the last 8 years.

    Fun times.

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 05:47 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Christ, God help America, but do not worry folks as the Corporations run the US not the politicians

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Briton

    Trump has a lot of powerful interests aligned against him:

    Of course he has,
    both are not that popular but one of them has to win ,

    God help America
    followed by the world, that's not that stable at the best of times.

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • :o))

    May the lesser evil win!

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Lesser weevil?

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • :o))

    ALL the politicians & “Public Figures” are the salespersons after all:
    - selling their images
    - obey the wishes of the “investors” [ contributors / donors / endorsers /fund-raisers
    - saying what their selected audience WANTS to hear [white lies]
    - bring the gullible together to win the election [present/future]

    “THEY” are not spending billions of USDs and countless numbers of hours just because they are feeling very patriotic! So which one of the con-artists do you trust [or trust more]; is the question. The other question is: If the president does not fulfill the promises which were made to win the votes in the first place; how easily can he/she/it be stripped off of power?

    Power + Wealth [or Wealth + Power] go hand-in-hand and hand-in-glove with corruption [a “Status Symbol” in varying degrees and forms of it; in each country].

    Perhaps many wouldn't agree but a 100% “clean” politician [&/or a political party; anywhere in the world] is a myth. So are the so-called “investigations about corruption” - when they are not superfluous; they are a one-sided farce.

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    This from TheHill, a political electronic 'paper' biased to The Hil (the one with Parkinson's and a propensity to lie, oh, and needing to be thrown into the back of a Transit van by the Secret Service)!

    ”Donald Trump is closing his campaign strongly, staying on message and keeping his impulses in check as he rides cresting momentum into Election Day.

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton now leads Trump by an average of just 1.7 percentage points nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. Less than three weeks ago, Clinton led by 7 points on the same model. ....FiveThirtyEight’s forecast model gives Trump a 34 percent chance of winning. On Oct. 17, the same model gave Trump a 12 percent chance.....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has for the longest time refused to even mention Trump’s name, rewarded the GOP nominee with a full-throated endorsement this week. Two of Trump’s former GOP presidential rivals, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    “Another major factor,” Black added, “is all the news about ObamaCare's huge premium increases.”...
    (And finally for now)
    Polling experts have observed that Trump and Clinton, two historically distrusted general election candidates, both tend to do better when the media’s spotlight settles on the other. Over the past week — but for a few exceptions such as the stories about Trump’s tax manipulations and alleged Russian ties — Clinton has been constantly in the news, and not for good reasons....”

    The Hill is a crook? Who'd have thunk it? Only half the planet!

    So The Donald MAY just grab victory out of the jaws of defeat: only the poll (and the electoral college) will tell us.

    Cue the music from 'Jaws'.


    Nov 05th, 2016 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Kanye

    Same old Chronic, just more hateful parroting of the GOP party line. Nothing insightful or informative.
    Hateful troll.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    Poor Monkey sock puppet.

    Your ox got gored ( self inflicted ) and all you can do is whine.

    Do you know anything?

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Marti Llazo

    Don't know how much truth there is to this and the source is a bit dubious, but it sounds plausible.

    “ As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material. In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used.”

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    With/Without either of the candidates as the president; the USA is very likely to go spiraling into unfathomable and unforeseen “headaches” - many, for the “First-Time” - from within & without the country!

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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