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Trump Closing the Polling Gap

GOP nominee on track to emerge from Labor Day tied and with all the momentum

New polls show Donald Trump narrowing the gap between him and his Democratic rival, countering rhetoric from personalities in the mainstream media who have been trying to declare Hillary Clinton the presumptive winner ever since the Democratic National Convention concluded.

Trump is now only 4.1 percent behind Clinton, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, which factors in all major national polls from Aug. 22 through Sept. 1. In a four-way matchup between all the presidential nominees, Clinton only has a 3.2 percent edge.

In the battleground state of Virginia, Trump and Clinton are now neck-and-neck … Just two weeks prior, on Aug.16, Quinnipiac University found Clinton with a 12-point advantage.

While Trump is gaining ground, a sure sign of critical momentum, Clinton appears to be slipping in national and swing state polls.

In the battleground state of Virginia, Trump and Clinton are now neck-and-neck, according to two polls released Thursday. The Hampton University Center For Public Policy, which surveyed 801 likely Virginia voters from Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, found Clinton was only two points ahead of Trump, 43 to 41 percent. Another survey from Emerson College found Clinton’s lead at a mere 1 percent.

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Just two weeks prior, on Aug. 16, Quinnipiac University found Clinton with a 12-point advantage over Trump in the Old Dominion State.

Even mainstream media outlets hostile to Trump have been forced to acknowledge Trump’s surge nationally.

CNN noted their “latest Poll of Polls finds Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has been cut in half, with her post-convention bump wilting in the late-summer heat.”

FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver now gives Trump a 29.9 percent chance of winning the election in his “polls-plus” measure. On Aug. 17, Trump’s chance by the same measure was only 21.4 percent.

Most of the British betting houses are now offering odds of 5 to 2 on Trump, which gives the GOP nominee a 28.57 percent chance of victory.