Las Vegas – The electoral map is looking bleak for Donald Trump ahead of the final presidential debate.
A new Fox News poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 6 points. A Bloomberg poll released Wednesday gives Clinton a 9-point lead over Trump. And a poll commissioned by the Arizona Republic shows Clinton has opened up a small but widening lead in that battleground state.
At the same time, Clinton seems to be gaining ground in Georgia, which hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992. An AJC poll in August staked her to a 4-point lead in Georgia after one of the worst weeks of his presidential campaign. Since then, most polls have showed Trump carving out a small, if consistent, lead.
That could be changing. A new poll of swing states from SurveyMonkey and the Washington Post has Clinton leading Trump by 4 points in Georgia. Another poll released Wednesday by zpolitics/Clout Research gives Trump a 3-point advantage.
The Real Clear Politics poll of polls gives Trump the edge, and Republican operatives say their internal polls – which fly in on a daily basis – show the GOP nominee with a steady lead in Georgia. And Clinton’s campaign bypassed Georgia in its red-state push, although a pro-Clinton super PAC is backing a seven-figure ad buy across the state.
Stay tuned: The AJC has a poll out in the field now. Look for the results early Friday morning.
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