In a report on Oct. 24, 2016, the Associated Press-GfKpoll said that Hillary Clinton had widened her lead over Donald Trump and that she was 14 percentage points ahead.
Twelve days before the election, it was Clinton-51 to Trump-37, “a significant lead over the Republican candidate.”
The poll had been conducted after the final presidential debate.
According to the poll, Clinton had support of 90% of likely Democratic voters, and 15% of moderate Republicans.
As for Republicans, 79% said they would vote for Trump.
“The poll finds that Clinton has consolidated the support of her party, while even managing to draw Republican voters,” according to Time Magazine.
Fast forward to 2020, and Trump is supposedly 10 points behind in the polls.
According to the FiveThirtyEight statistical group that aggregates national polls, Joe Biden has 52.8% support and Trump has 42.8% support, if the vote was held today. There are 30 days until the election is over.
According to a recent Rasmussen Report poll, enthusiasm is growing over the presidential election; Republicans in particular are more fired up since President Trump’s latest U.S. Supreme Court selection.
The survey found that 73% of likely U.S. voters now think the choice between Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden is a choice they are excited about. Just 22% still said they will vote for the lesser of two evils.
To see survey question wording, click here.