They are “freaked out.” So says a report out of The Hill today as Democrats, upon seeing a slew of polling data showing Donald Trump enjoying a significant bump following his own GOP convention, has pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in national polls as well as competing in states Democrats have not had to fight for in a national election for decades.
“It shouldn’t be this close. I don’t think there’s any question that the closeness of this race is cause for everybody to concern himself and recommit themselves to this campaign.” That is from Democrat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Montana. When Democrats are calling for people to recommit to Hillary’s campaign in August of 2016, you know there’s serious trouble in Democrat-paradise.
Interestingly, the race actually isn’t nearly as close as many projected it would be by this time. A more accurate description would be that Trump is winning, and for now, clearly has momentum on his side.
This winning momentum is further evidenced by recent polling in both Florida and Pennsylvania, two states that Barack Obama took during the last two election cycles. Trump has placed those critical states back in play for Republicans, and internal polling suggests that again, momentum is favoring him in both states, a fact that will require Team Clinton to spend millions more trying to capture that which they felt certain to win just a few months earlier.