by Graham Pierrepoint
A few weeks ago, it may have been likely for you to receive good odds on Donald Trump succeeding in becoming the next US President – and while the real estate mogul is still very much in the race, a number of high-profile revelations in the past two weeks seem to have done the Republican candidate damage, swooping in at a considerably late stage in the election game. US citizens have around three weeks left at the time of writing to decide who they would like to be in charge of the country once Barack Obama steps down in 2017 – and it seems that Hillary Clinton is now leading the charge, at least according to a recent poll over the weekend.
A national poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News states that voter intention for Clinton now stands eleven points clear of Trump – with both candidates clear of Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, who will also be on the ballot. The poll will come as a blow to bothe Trump campaign and loyal Republicans, those who support the nominated candidate and those who don’t – as Trump was demonstrating a lead over the Democratic representative a few months prior. Certainly, it is an election that is very much being fought via the media – proving once again just how powerful both print and televisual mediums can be in aiding public opinion.
Trump and his campaign team are allegedly seeking to mount a new strategy to help pull back some of the supposed voting intention, with rumors recently stating that Bill Clinton may become the focus of the Republican’s future public appearances – a strategy that will be used to combat both the leak of controversial comments Trump made regarding women in recent weeks and a series of allegations regarding sexual assault that the candidate continues to vehemently deny. Clinton, too, is not without scandal this election campaign – as while scrutiny over emails missing from her official record while working for Barack Obama appear to be receiving no further legal intervention, many voters remain wary of the Democratic candidate.
The final few weeks of campaign will likely make for very interesting news as it is likely that all stops will be pulled out from both candidates’ campaigns – who knows what will be put forth next? And just how will America vote? In three weeks’ time, we will know for certain.