Chart of the Day: Hillary Now in Commanding Lead Over Trump (Sort Of)


Here’s the latest Pollster aggregate for the presidential race. Following the Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by nine points, 43-34 percent.

I’m putting this up because, hey, we deserve a little cheerful news for the weekend, don’t we? But the usual warning applies, even if you like this chart better than last week’s: It’s something of an outlier due to a single poll conducted on Friday that shows Hillary 15 points ahead. So don’t take it seriously. At the very least, the middle of next week is the earliest we’ll have real data. And as usual, I recommend waiting until mid-August to see how things settle down before taking any poll seriously.

In the meantime, enjoy!