The latest poll from Fox News shows Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 3 points. Fox News reports:
Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
Clinton is ahead by 14 points among women (50-36 percent). Yet Trump leads by a larger 22 points among men (55-33 percent)…
Overall, Trump is preferred by 24 points among whites (55-31 percent). He’s even ahead by nine among white women (47-38 percent).
Clinton has a commanding 83-point lead among blacks (90-7 percent), and is up by 39 among Hispanics (62-23 percent).
The fact that this lead is within the margin of error means it probably won’t set off a panic in the Clinton camp. However, the fact that Clinton was up by 7 points in the last poll and now trails by 3 seems like a trend that could be cause for some concern.
There’s also another problem for Hillary Clinton in this poll. Bernie Sanders would do better against Trump, beating him in a hypothetical matchup by 46 to 42 percent. So Clinton is down 3 but Bernie is up four. Given the growing anger in the Sanders camp that result will only add fuel to the fire of those who say Sanders would make the better candidate.
Perhaps one reason Clinton does poorly in this poll: People overwhelmingly believe she is not honest and trustworthy. Trump is underwater here too by 17 points but look at these results for Clinton. Fox News notes the 31% honest is a new low and the 66% not honest is a new high. Again, another trend that might be causing some constipation at Clinton HQ.