Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hillary's Lead Is 6 Points In Newest NBC News Poll
The chart was made from information in a new NBC News Poll -- done between August 1st and 7th of a random national sample of 11,480 registered voters, with a margin of error of 1.2 points.
It shows that in the last couple of weeks, Hillary Clinton has turned what was a tie into a solid 6 point lead -- or more accurately, Donald Trump has blown a tie with his reckless behavior.
The percentage of the vote going to the two biggest third parties is interesting. In the 2012 election neither the Libertarian Party nor the Green Party could muster 1% of the national vote. The Libertarians finished with 0.99% and the Greens got 0.36%. Currently the Libertarians are getting 10% and the Greens are getting 4%.
While both are doing better this year, it looks like the Libertarians are hurting the Republicans worse than the Greens are hurting the Democrats. I doubt that either will finish that high on election day though.