If Donald Trump were the New York Stock Exchange, this is the moment you’d be advised to sell, sell, sell.
The reality star turned presidential candidate is having a really, really bad week … and judging by the polls it’s safe to say his weekend isn’t looking too hot either.
A new survey released Thursday by McClatchy-Marist shows Clinton leading Trump by a whopping 15 points, 48 percent to 33 percent.
Another Thursday poll by NBC/WSJ poll, has Hillary Clinton with a nine-point lead over Trump, nearly doubling the five-point advantage she had before the conventions.
A Fox News poll released Wednesday showed Clinton topping Trump by 10 points, 49 percent to 39 percent.
Franklin & Marshall released its latest poll showing Trump 11 points behind Clinton in Pennsylvania — a must-win state for Trump according to observers.
In New Hampshire, much of the same. A WBUR‘s new poll shows Clinton winning by a wide margin of 15 points (47 percent to 32 percent).
A Suffolk poll in Florida, perhaps the most important swing state, found Clinton winning by 6 points.
And in Michigan Trump is down by 9 points, according to Detroit News and WDIV-TV.
The backlash against Donald all started with a head-scratching attack on the Gold Star parents of a fallen Iraq captain who sacrificed his own life to save his troops. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump raised more eyebrows when he said he wouldn’t let Russian President Vladimir Putin into Ukraine — two years after Putin seized the Crimean Peninsula.
Trump then suggested that if his daughter were sexually harassed at work, he’d tell her to just quit. He called Hillary the devil, claimed the elections are rigged, accepted a Purple Heart from a U.S. vet while joking that it was “much easier” than earning it, kicked out a mother and her crying baby from a campaign rally and refused to endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain.
It’s gotten so bad, a longtime ally to Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, reportedly let it slip this week that the staff over at Trump headquarters is “suicidal.”
Trump may be able to shoot random pedestrians on New York’s Fifth Avenue without loosing a single vote, but give him a microphone and watch his numbers drop like a ball on New Year’s