Rasmussen, one of the few polling organizations most of the public doesn’t directly associate with the largely despised establishment press (meaning that it should have a better chance of getting a genuinely representative sample than those who are recognized as part of the media), has Donald Trump up by 2 points on Hillary Clinton in its latest poll turning around a 7-point deficit from three days ago.
Keeping in mind that, like the others, Rasmussen probably isn’t getting a survey completion rate any greater than 10 percent — so the chances that those surveyed don’t genuinely reflect the general public’s opinion — the turnaround is pretty impressive:
The full results from Sunday night’s debate are in, and Donald Trump has come from behind to take the lead over Hillary Clinton.
The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 41%. Yesterday, Clinton still held a four-point 43% to 39% lead over Trump, but that was down from five points on Tuesday and her biggest lead ever of seven points on Monday.
Yes, it’s only one poll. In the other one which has consistently shown Trump ahead for weeks, the LA Times/USC poll shows Trump with the tiniest possible lead of 0.1 percent.