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Trump in the Lead

Several polls are showing a bounce for Trump and showing him in the lead. The RealClearPolitics average has him up 0.2 percent–but that average includes some pre-convention polls; exclude them and he’s probably up by 2. According to the latest CBS poll, which has Trump up 1, Trump has increased his support among Republicans–but at 81 percent, that’s still below Mitt Romney’s level after his convention. At the start of the Democratic convention in 2012, the candidates were also tied  in the RCP average.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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