Two new polls on Wednesday showed that Donald Trump had moved ahead of Hillary Clinton in the important electoral states of Florida and Ohio — two must-win states for the Republican nominee — two battleground states that Trump had previously and consistently been trailing in.
Commenting on the news was Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, a frequent pro-Trump CNN panelist, who raised eyebrows on Wednesday when she predicted that the Republican nominee’s recent bump in the polls could be the momentum that becomes a “landslide” in the November presidential election.
“This is momentum that could develop into a landslide,” McEnany predicted, which led other panelists to react with surprise.
The latest Real Clear Politics poll of polls averages shows Clinton with still an overall lead of 2.3 percent over Trump, 46.1 percent to 43.8 percent, as of today, September 14, in a two-way race. However, when Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party Jill Stein are included, the Clinton lead shrinks to just 1.8 percent, 41.9 percent to 40.1 percent. Johnson garners 9.2 percent, while Stein is at just 2.7 percent.
Independent candidate Evan McMullin, who entered the race only one month ago and is currently on the ballot in ten states and climbing, is currently not included in the polling averages.
Johnson needs to get to 15 percent in national polls to be included in presidential debates, according to debate commission rules. The first presidential debate is Monday, September 26, moderated by NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt.
The EmailGate scandal, and now her well-documented health problems have led to Hillary Clinton’s decline in the polls.