Clinton pulling away in battleground states as Trump shakes up 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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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.
Clinton has begun to pull away from Trump in some major swing states, including Ohio where the former secretary of state's lead has surged to over 6 points, according to CBS News Battleground Tracker poll.
There's a similar story in Florida where Clinton currently holds a nearly 5 point lead according to Real Clear Politics.
Trump's recent slide in the polls may even be impacting Senate races heading into November's election. Senator Pat Toomey who is running for reelection in swing state Pennsylvania may be falling victim to what some are calling the "Trump effect."
Up until a few weeks ago the Republican senator had been maintaining a steady lead of her Democratic rival Katie McGinty. However, Tim Malloy of the Quinnipiac University Poll called the Toomey's recent drop in the polls a "red flag."
BY: WILLIAM STEAKIN