THE MIGHT OF UN­DE­CIDED VOT­ERS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

‘Right now Don­ald Trump and Hil­lary Clin­ton are go­ing nowhere,” says Fran Coombs, man­ag­ing editor of the Ras­mussen Re­ports Poll, which finds both can­di­dates mired in mis­er­able limbo, each gar­ner­ing an un­chang­ing 40 per­cent of voter sup­port for weeks. “There re­main an un­usu­ally high num­ber of vot­ers who pre­fer some other can­di­date or are still un­de­cided. Un­de­cid­eds in sin­gle dig­its are not un­usual at this stage of the elec­tion sea­son. But when nearly one-in-four vot­ers say they’ll vote third-party or stay home, it’s time to won­der why,” ad­vises Mr. Coombs. “Are they re­ally look­ing for an­other can­di­date? Are they still try­ing to make up their minds be­tween Clin­ton and Trump? Or are they just not telling the truth?” The GOP con­ven­tion is just five weeks away, the Demo­cratic con­ven­tion six weeks. “Repub­li­can hopes that Clin­ton will be in­dicted for traf­fick­ing in clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion on a pri­vate email server while sec­re­tary of state ap­pear headed nowhere. 71 per­cent of Democrats, in fact, think Clin­ton should keep run­ning for the White House even if in­dicted un­til a court de­ter­mines her guilt or in­no­cence. The mind bog­gles at

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