(The Hill) Hillary Clinton has wrested back a clear advantage in polls over Donald Trump just days before their first critical debate.
An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll conducted this week — viewed by some election experts as the gold standard — found the Democrat leading Trump by 6 points nationally.
And while the candidates are running neck and neck in the RealClearPolitics national average, the NBC News-WSJ survey found Trump has failed to meaningfully cut into Clinton’s significant advantages with Hispanics, African-Americans, young voters, women or those with a college education.
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Instead, Trump’s recent polling strength appears to have energized Clinton’s supporters, who now match Trump’s supporters in enthusiasm. And Clinton’s ace-in-the-hole is a battleground map that will require Trump to draw a near-perfect hand.