Trump takes lead over Clinton as GOP convention generates a bounce for its nomineeBy Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
Large number of voters shifted their support to the outspoken businessman from New York and the Republican Presidential nominee Mr. Donald Trump in a poll survey conducted after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
According to the latest report of CNN, Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House topping her 44 to 39 percent in a four-way match-up including Gary Johnson and (9 percent) and Jill Stein (3 percent) and 48 to 45 percent in a two-way head-to-head match.
Not only that, CNN also reported that there was a stock-rise post-convention and favorability rate for Trump's wife increased from 27 percent (pre-convention) to 43 percent (post-convention) despite the plagiarism issue on her speech.
There are two reasons considered behind the increase: First, the convention strengthened the partisan feelings that made the supporters gave their all-out and unquestionable support to the candidate. Second, the convention converted non-supporters through the message that caught their attention.
"Some voters are attracted to Trump because he promises change, even if they are not sure what his change would mean," said Democratic member Geoff Garin in an interview with Atlantic Magazine. "Clinton needs to convince them that she is on their side, and that she will make their lives better as president," Garin added.
Trump's lead means an extra effort and double hard work must come from Clinton's side most especially in Philadelphia where 68 percent of the supporters of the Democrat nominee says "Clinton is not honest and trustworthy," probably the worst rating on that measure according to CNN/ORC latest polling.
However, political analysts believe that the real deal will come out when both conventions are over. Increased in ratings is a natural phenomenon based on the previous presidential race. Meanwhile, supporters of both parties are doing their best to sway and convert others who are still undecided who to vote for in the upcoming national election on November 2016.