Clinton pulling away in battleground states as Trump shakes up campaign

Hillary Clinton Dominating Polls With One Key Group

Hillary Clinton continues to maintain a steady lead in the national polls as Donald Trump makes considerable steps to recalibrate his campaign.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics polling average, the Democratic nominee holds a persistent 5 point lead over the billionaire businessman in the race for the White House -- but it has dipped slightly since last week.

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Clinton's lead has been a consistent one over the past few weeks, a factor that may have led to the Republican nominee's decision to shakeup his leadership team weeks before the first presidential debate.

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Mitt Romney has been critical of Trump's rhetoric. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Senator John Thune (R-SD) addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has not endorsed Trump, and insiders revealed in September he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was one of Donald Trump's primary targets during the primary season. 

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stayed in the primary longer than most other candidates, and notably refused to appear at the GOP convention in the same arena with Trump, attending other events instead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close friend to Sen. John McCain, has been a vocal critic of Trump's. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Although he didn't endorse Trump during the 2016 convention, Ted Cruz eventually changed his mind, saying in September he'd vote for the GOP nominee (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) 
Pictured: George Pataki participates in CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate' live from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday, October 28th at 6PM ET / 8PM ET -- (Photo by: David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

On Wednesday, Trump announced Stephen Bannon, chairman of the Breitbart News website, as the new CEO of the Trump campaign and promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to his campaign, to campaign manager. Shortly after the reorganization of the campaign was announced Paul Manafort resigned from his position as campaign chairman.

Trump has to hope the adjustment in leadership will turn things around after losing serious ground in the polls to Clinton over the past month, particularly in battleground states.


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