By Dave Andrusko
First it was 12, then 6, now 4. That’s how much the advantage pro-abortion Hillary Clinton enjoys over pro-life Donald Trump has shrunk in less than one week.
The election is eleven days away
On Monday, ABC News told us Clinton was ahead by 12 points. On Wednesday a Washington Post/ABC News survey said the margin had dropped in half (Reuters also had the Clinton advantage at 6 points).
Today? Today the Washington Post/ABC News writes that Trump trails by only four points.
“Two elements specifically are at play in the tracking trends in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates,” writes ABC News’s Gary Langer. “One is a slight rise this week in the share of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who emerge as likely voters. The other is consolidation in their support for Trump, from 78 percent on the weekend to 84 percent now.”
The Post’s story has a much more complete and thorough explanation. Scott Clement and Emily Guskin write
Trump’s growth in support from 38 percent to 44 percent is fueled by shored-up support among Republican-leaning voting groups as well as a significant boost among political independents. Trump has made up ground among whites, particularly those without college degrees and women. Trump now leads by a 30 percentage point margin among white voters without college degrees, up from 20 points from this weekend. White women now tilt toward Trump by 48 to 43 percent after leaning 49 to 43 percent in Clinton’s favor before.
Trump saw his biggest gains among political independents, favoring Trump by a 12-point margin in the latest tracking poll, 49 to 37 percent, after giving Clinton a narrow edge in late last week. Neither candidate has maintained a consistent lead among independent likely voters in Post-ABC polling this fall.
Even more encouraging news comes from the latest Breitbart News Network/Gravis Marketing Poll where Clinton is ahead by just one point when Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are included. However, the poll sampled registered voters rather than likely voters.
In other significant national polls, IBD has Clinton up three points while the Los Angeles Times daily tracking poll finds Trump ahead by two.
Earlier this week, Fox News found Clinton with a three point advantage.
The election is November 8.
Need I say more?