Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by sizable gap in latest polls
According to the latest Real Clear Politics average, Trump is behind Clinton 41 to nearly 50 percent two weeks removed form the Democratic national convention.
August hasn't been kind to the billionaire businessman, who entered the month only 2 points behind Clinton before the former secretary of state's lead surged to nearly double digits nationally.
The beginning of Trump's recent slump in the polls followed an outpouring of negative attention the GOP candidate garnered over his controversial comments aimed at the family of a slain Muslim American soldier. According to one poll following the comments, one-third of American voters said they are less likely to vote for the Republican nominee following the candidates attack on Khizr Khan.
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Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight currently gives Clinton a 92 percent chance of winning the White House in November, with must-win swing states Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio all heavily favored for the blue team.
While Trump has continued to grab headlines, Clinton's tumultuous email scandal also took another when a newly released batch of correspondence dating back to her time as secretary of state raised questions about the nature of her department's connection with the Clinton Foundation.
In one email, a top official at the Democratic nominee's foundation asked Clinton aides about finding someone else -- whose name is redacted -- a job at the State Department.
The Republican presidential nominee again sparked outrage last week when he proposed that "second amendment people" could act against Clinton if she were to win the presidency.
"If she gets to pick her judges —nothing you can do folks," Trump said, referring to Clinton nominating Supreme Court justices if she were elected president. "Although, the Second Amendment, people, maybe there is."
Trump ended the week on Sunday by firing back at critics of his campaign, including a blistering report from The New York Times that called his efforts a "failing mission." Trump blamed the media and its coverage for his recent dip in the polls saying "if the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%."
Election day 2016 is now 84 days away.