(Newswire.net -- December 29, 2015) -- Washington, DC - If voting for the US President started today, the next White House resident would be decided by a ‘photo finish’ according to new poll results, reported by The Hill.
The latest hypothetical match-up between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump shows that the two opponents are, in fact, statistically tied.
The GOP presidential candidate for the US presidency escalates the attacks on his democratic counterpart, which has generated more voting power to match the Clinton’s voters.
According to the Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, conducted on the sample of 1000 likely voters nation-wide, 37 percent would vote for Hilary Clinton while 36 percent would give their vote to Donald Trump.
This one percent of Clinton’s advantage is not a representative lead, not only because of the mini-sample, but because the poll has 3 percentage points margin of error, which means the two candidates are statistically equal.
Rasmussen Reports confirms other reports that show that Trump is the most serious counterpart of the democrat’s front-liner. Recent survey by CNN/ORR showed that Trump and Clinton are neck to neck in the presidential race.
Other polls, however, show that Hillary has a significant advantage. For example, RealClearPolitics has Clinton leading Trump by 5.5 points, despite Trump’s most recent accusations. In the past several days, Trump was targeting former US president Bill Clinton bringing back to light his behavior toward women. The ‘revenge’ comes after Hillary attacked Trump for his sexist statements.
Trump replied that Hillary had no business commenting that he's a sexist because of her husband. Though Trump is considered the probable GOP candidate in the US presidential elections, polls have indicated that in a general election Clinton would have a harder time beating any other Republican candidate.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have both beaten Hillary Clinton in previous match-ups.