September continues to be a good month for Donald Trump when it comes to polling, as the billionaire businessman has significantly cut into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's lead in polling averages and predictions.
At the start of August, FiveThirtyEight gave Trump only a 13.6 percent chance of taking the White House. One month later, Trump has significantly impacted the site's election forecast, surging to 30 percent odds heading into the second full week in September.
Trump's numbers continue to rise, as Clinton's remain stagnant according to the latest Real Clear Politics average that has the former secretary of state at 46 percent and Trump at climbing to nearly 43 percent.
With just over eight weeks to go until Election Day both rival presidential candidates are neck-and-neck in multiple must-win swing states, According to multiple NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist battleground state polls.
Images of Hillary Clinton at 9/11 event:
In Georgia, a state that has gone to a GOP candidate since 1996, Trump leads by 3 percentage points, 46 percent to 43 percent. Clinton currently leads in Nevada but only by one point, 45 percent to 44 percent. And in Arizona it's Trump leading by one point, 42 percent to 41 percent.RCP General Election Poll Average - Clinton vs. Trump InsideGov
Clinton's fall in the polls comes on the heels of a few challenging weeks of press that saw the release of the FBI investigation into her private email server. The report detailed an incident involving an aide destroying two of Clinton's phones by "breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer."
Trump was quick to capitalize on the report, saying the findings "reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty."
Over the weekend Clinton was forced to depart early from a ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 due to being "overheated," according to the Clinton campaign. Video surfaced on Sunday allegedly showing the former secretary of state requiring assistance while entering a black van on her way from the event.
Clinton emerged from her daughter Chelsea's home in Manhattan around 90 minutes later, telling reporters she felt "great."
Clinton's health has become a popular talking point on the right; some critics have cited repeated coughing spells on the campaign trail as a cause for concern. With just two weeks to go until the first highly anticipated presidential debate the race continues to tighten.
BY: WILLIAM STEAKIN