The reopening of the FBI investigation Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been front page news since the story first broke Friday. We are just now beginning to see the impact of that in the latest round of polls. And a change of heart does appear to be occurring for some voters.
Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy released results of a poll indicating that the tide is changing in this year’s presidential election. When the story first broke on Friday, Clinton held a two-point lead over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The poll released Wednesday now shows Trump up by three points over Clinton in the state of Virginia.
With only six days left before the November Presidential election, Trump has jumped ahead of Clinton, erasing a 12 point deficit reported by the CPP in early October. This surge for Trump demonstrates again how erratic the run for the White House has been as we head into the final days of Decision 2016. This is the first time Clinton has trailed in the CPP polls this year, the latest poll was conducted Oct. 26-30.
Notably, 15 percent of Virginia voters remain undecided with less than a week to go until Election Day. 20 percent of voters were undecided in the previous poll suggesting that the undecided vote is trending toward Trump.
The unfavorable numbers are not looking good for Clinton either. Within the same time frame, Trump’s unfavorable rating went down eight points while Clinton’s rose three points. Still, both candidates continued to have unfavorable ratings above 50%.
The non-partisan CPP conducted the poll among 802 likely voters.