Pollsters are feeling the heat amid this unpredictable election season.
- After releasing a poll on May 10 that showed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump running neck-and-neck in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University pollsters sent out a statement today patting themselves on the back for being ahead of the curve
- Statement notes some had criticized the survey as an “outlier,” questioning the demographic makeup of sample groups
- Instead, Quinnipiac’s results were “a forerunner, as every reputable poll since then has shown the Clinton-Trump race is close,” statement says
- Nationally, Clinton and Trump are virtually tied, according to RealClearPolitics polling average
- CBS/YouGov poll from yesterday shows Clinton beating Trump by just one point in Florida, five points in Ohio
- Gravis Florida poll put Clinton ahead of Trump by four points
- Clinton and Trump tied in Virginia, each with 38 percent support, Roanoke College poll shows
Perhaps most significantly, neither candidate tops 50 percent in any of these polls, and in most cases they’re several points away from that figure—an indication that many voters are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Trump’s golf and hotel complex in Ireland cites global warming in an application for a sea wall permit, Politico reports
- On the campaign trail, Trump has called global warming an “expensive hoax” and pseudoscience
Trump’s team is battling workers at his hotel in Las Vegas who voted to unionize last December, Huffington Post reports
- National Labor Relations Board hearing officer last week found no merit to claims by Trump officials that workers were coerced, improperly influenced
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. said he and Trump talked about “getting to know one another” at meeting in New York today, the Hill reports
- Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has seen his name floated as a possible Trump running mate
- He insisted there’s “no reason whatsoever to think that I am being considered” for that spot.