NEW YORK CITY, New York — The latest Rasmussen Reports survey has Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump jetting out to a three-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Trump, at 45 percent overall, leads Clinton—who’s down at 42 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson takes four percent and the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein takes one percent, while two percent like another candidate and four percent are undecided. The poll was conducted on Oct. 31 and on Nov. 1 to Nov. 2. It has a sample size of 1,500 likely voters and a margin of error of 2.5 percent. That means Trump’s three-point lead is outside the margin of error, a sign Trump is starting to break away from Clinton as he keeps surging across the country.
Trump has also, according to the new Rasmussen Reports White House Watch survey, secured more than 50 percent of the vote among those who say they are certain of how they will vote.
“Eighty-eight percent (88%) of voters say they are now certain how they will vote,” Rasmussen Reports wrote in a release. “Among these voters, Trump has a 10-point lead over Clinton – 53% to 43%. Johnson gets two percent (2%) and Stein one percent (1%). This is the first time any candidate has crossed the 50% mark. Among those who still could change their minds, it’s Clinton 36%, Trump 36%, Johnson 22% and Stein six percent (6%).”
The Rasmussen Reports daily survey previously—for the past two days—had Trump and Clinton tied. So now that he’s taken the lead here, and surged in many states across the country—Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Nevada, Iowa, Ohio and elsewhere—Trump is on the march to 270 plus electoral votes while Clinton stumbles significantly.
Clinton’s campaign has cratered since the news that FBI director James Comey has officially reopened the criminal investigation into her illicit home-brew email server that she set up as Secretary of State in violation of State Department guidelines. Meanwhile, the Clinton Foundation is also under criminal investigation by the FBI—and the Clinton team seems to have no answers for that development.