More than 50% of voters in a fresh poll stated that they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. This is the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has made a breakthrough on the all-important threshold of 50 percent.
Quinnipiac's nationwide telephonic survey of around 1500 voters, conducted from August 18th to 24th, had a plus or minus 2 margin of error. The results of the poll were released today, which found former Secretary of State leading 51 to 41 percent in a neck-to-neck race with Donald Trump.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll asserted – “We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks. Trump's missteps, stumbles, and gaffes seem to outweigh Clinton's shaky trust status and perceived shady dealings. Wow, is there any light at the end of this dark and depressing chapter in American politics?" he stated.
After a series of impropriety in recent weeks, Trump's campaign has stumbled. Critics opine that Trump’s campaign has struggled to make the transition from a bitty nomination fight of a party to the battle of becoming a US commander in chief. However, support for Clinton would drop below 50% if third-party candidates are part of the equation.
With Trump currently polling at 38%, the former first lady is forward at 45% besides Green Party contender Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson added to the mix. Johnson stands at 10% and Stein holds 4% in the Quinnipiac poll.
In the meantime, Clinton, who is aiming at creating history by becoming America's first female commander in chief, has come under tough scrutiny for her ill-conceived decision of using a private email server for correspondence for the State Department. She is also under the scanner for allegedly breaching a firewall between her role as secretary of state and her family charity, which has sparked Republican complaints that special favors are being granted to donors of the Clinton Foundation.
Yet, many voters see lesser potential drawbacks to a Clinton presidency, despite her self-inflicted fallacies, and she continues to race ahead of her Republican rival.