A slew of polls published over the weekend showed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading GOP nominee Donald Trump by the slightest of margins.
One in particular, conducted by Langer Research Associates on behalf of ABC News and The Washington Post, showed the former secretary of state up by only one measly point, which was within the margin of error.
Moreover, the poll was conducted between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28, the day the FBI announced that it was reopening the investigation into Clinton.
It was within the realm of possibility that the Democrat nominee’s lead would drop further, perhaps even turning into a deficit (thus putting Trump in the lead), once news of the investigation was absorbed by voters.
Note also that other polls showed a tightening between the presidential candidates. As such, the gap between the two had dropped considerably.
As recently as Oct. 14, Clinton had been leading Trump by a whopping 6.7 percentage points in 2-way polls and 5.3 points in 4-way polls. By Oct. 31, those leads had dropped to 2.9 and 2.4, respectively.
Trump was catching up — and he was doing so fast.
Moreover, the billionaire candidate had reportedly decided to take advantage of the FBI’s announcement by abruptly refocusing his campaign efforts on traditionally Democrat states such as New Mexico, Michigan and Wisconsin.
With momentum growing for Trump and seemingly dwindling for Clinton, the GOP nominee has a veritable chance of a lifetime to completely destroy the narrative that has been peddled for months by the liberal media that he stood no whatsoever chance to win.
Perhaps he did indeed stand no chance of winning earlier in the year, but by the start of November, only days before the election, it’s looking more and more like a 50-50 race.