Trump ahead in key swing states (are there any other kind)?:
Did Donald Trump really just surge past Hillary Clinton in two of the election's most important battlegrounds?
New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a race much closer than the national polls, which have Clinton pegged to a significant, mid-single-digit advantage over Trump, suggest.
Let me under-think and over-simplify this: Is it reasonable to suggest we are looking at a "Change versus More of the Same" election, to borrow the Clinton/Carville '92 formulation? Subtle global hints such as Brexit or, I don't know, Trump's coup of the Republican Party and the prolonged Bernie Who insurgency suggest it might be.
And (the questions will get progressively more difficult), of the Trump/Clinton choice, who represents change and who represents a continuation of the Chamber of Commerce Democratic/Republican Beltway coalition that has alienated and impoverished Middle America with trade deals and uncontrolled immigration for the last few decades? Hmm, there might be a slight residual pollster bias in that question.
Hillary and her supporters want to pretend that electing a woman to continue the corporatist/statist regime of the last few decades represents "change". Please. She is the "More of the Same" candidate.
And how has "More of the Same" been working out in the last few weeks? Not so well.