How quickly the tides can turn in politics.
Pennsylvania is a perfect example of that. Over the weekend, many new polls came out that shows that Donald Trump is closing Hillary Clinton’s lead slowly but surely. Going into the weekend, Clinton had a 6.2 point lead over Trump in a 4-way race (polls including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) according to Real Clear Politics.
That all changed this weekend. Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics released a poll saying Clinton had a 1 point lead. Harper Polling released one that gave Clinton a 2 point lead. Same with Morning Call. Gravis released one giving Clinton a 3 point lead. The most recent one was a CNN/ORC poll released on Sunday that gave Clinton a 1 point lead.
The end result is Clinton’s massive lead over Trump falling from 6.2 points to a mere 1.8 points.
This should worry Clinton and her supporters. It is well known that Trump needs to win Pennsylvania to have any shot of winning the election, and Clinton losing such a large lead in a short amount of time is not a good sign for her chances. It will be interesting to see how yesterday night’s debate affects these poll numbers one way or the other.