Friday’s announcement that the FBI is once again investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails has changed the landscape of the 2016 Presidential Election nationwide and in Minnesota.
A Star Tribune poll taken nearly two weeks ago from October 20-22 gave Clinton an 8 point lead over Trump. Back in September a Breitbart/Gravis poll put the candidates in a tie with each taking 43 percent of the vote. The Gravis poll was taken September 23, 2016. Plenty has happened since those favorable Trump numbers, including the James O’Keefe/Project Action Veritas video revelations of Clinton campaign corruption and collusion with PACs and the Democrat National Committee, along with the WikiLeak’s Podesta email releases, and the latest bombshell of the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Even prior to the FBI reopening the investigation into Clinton’s emails, as Alpha News recently reported, 54% of Minnesotans do not believe Clinton has been honest about her emails as shown by the results of the October 20-22, 2016 Star Tribune poll.
Trump has raised $960,000 in Minnesota to Hillary Clinton’s $4.5 million (OpenSecrets.org). Trump has not visited Minnesota since attending the August 2016 Minneapolis fundraiser. The comments made by Trump at this weekend’s rally in Phoenix where he stated, “We could really win Minnesota” when referencing the 60% increase in Obamacare premiums may be an indicator that Minnesota could see a Trump visit before the election on Tuesday.
Trump and Pence will both be in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 1, according to the Trump campaign website. In that state, Real Clear Politics gives Clinton a 6.5% lead over Trump; Breitbart reported on October 29, 2016:
Clinton is hanging onto a lead in Wisconsin by only one point outside of one new poll’s margin of error. There, Clinton also leads Trump by six percentage points in a race that includes third-party candidates, according to an Emerson College poll released Saturday, 48 percent to 42 percent. Clinton took out ads in Wisconsin for the first time this election season, according to the Associated Press, signaling her campaign is concerned about polling in the traditionally blue state that’s voted for Democratic presidential candidates since 1984.