It seems that Donald Trump’s last few days of erratic behavior have caused supporters to reconsider giving him their votes. Several new polls that were released on Wednesday and Thursday morning show Hillary Clinton leading Trump by significant margins, particularly in important swing states.
In New Hampshire, Clinton is 15 points ahead of Trump, according to the results of a WBUR poll. Clinton receives 47 percent of the vote to Trump’s 32 percent. The 47-32 results come in a four-way matchup between Clinton, Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein. When Johnson and Stein are removed from the mix, Clinton leads Trump by 17 points, 51 to 34.
The WBUR poll also revealed some important information about party unity. In New Hampshire, Clinton receives 86 percent support from Democrats while Trump only receives 63 percent support from Republicans. Clinton has a significantly higher amount of support from her own party than Trump has from his. She also has more than double the amount of support from independent voters as her opponent. Clinton leads Trump among independent voters 49 to 23 percent.
A Franklin and Marshall poll of Pennsylvania voters has Clinton ahead by 11 points, receiving 49 percent of the vote. Trump receives 38 percent.
When asked about a variety of attributes, those polled in Pennsylvania found Clinton to be superior in every category. Some of the most significant include experience, where she beats Trump 64 to 17; character and judgment needed to be president, where she beats Trump 49 to 23; and being prepared to handle foreign policy issues, where she beats Trump 61 to 23.
Trump comes closest to Clinton on the issue of honesty and trustworthiness, where she only beats him by 3 percentage points, 33 to 30 percent. What is most significant about this attribute, though, is that almost an equal amount of those polled, 31 percent, said that neither Clinton nor Trump was the most honest and trustworthy candidate.
Clinton is also doing very well in Michigan, with a 9 point lead over Trump. Although Trump’s campaign is hoping to win Michigan because of its large population of white, working-class voters, he will have to do some work to pull ahead of Clinton. The results of the Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll show that Clinton currently has 41 percent of the vote; Trump has 32 percent.
The Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll of Michigan voters revealed more bad news for the Trump campaign. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is pulling support away from Donald Trump throughout the state. In west Michigan, Johnson receives 10 percent of the support from Republicans, and in Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties, Johnson has 16 percent support from likely Republican voters. Even among Republican men, one of Trump’s only good polling demographics, Johnson takes away 14 percent of the vote.
Overall, 30 percent of self-identifying Republicans in Michigan are not voting for Trump. It seems one of his greatest struggles in the coming months will be getting members of his own party to back him.
Trump is also seen as vastly unqualified by the people of Michigan. A whopping 61.2 percent of those polled said Trump was unqualified to be president. Fifty-seven percent of voters said Hillary Clinton is qualified.
The results of these polls are all good news for Clinton. Trump will have to work incredibly hard in the 95 days that remain until election day if he wants to have a chance at winning the White House.