A poll carried out by Bloomberg Politics reviewed 750 voters, where 49 percent supported Clinton and 37 percent supported Trump.
The survey was performed between June 10 and 13, before the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
1,000 adults from the U.S. were questioned, and 68 percent of the participants commented that “things in the nation have gotten off on the wrong track.”
An election poll in a critical moment
This recent survey displays that Clinton has been able to garner a much greater support over the past few months, as several events have taken place where voters have been able to see both panoramas proposed by Clinton and Trump, the primary candidates for the upcoming election.
Recently, Trump has been increasingly becoming more controversial. One of the events had him accusing a federal judge’s sentence of biased due to the magistrate’s heritage. He regarded Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s presiding as having “an absolute conflict” because he was “of Mexican culture.
“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” the presidential candidate for the Republican party Donald Trump commented.
72 percent of the poll voters expressed their disapproval of Trump’s comments regarding the judge. Also, 67 percent of them also said that they were bothered by the fact that Trump has not released his tax returns. The event that caused the largest percentage of “bothered” individuals were his comments on Carly Fiorina’s fall off the stage and posting an “unflattering” photo of Heidi Cruz, which resulted in an 81 percent rate of disapproval.
But Clinton was not behind in criticism, as 70 percent were bothered by the email server scandal. In spite of this, analysts still suggest that Clinton has the advantage, as her supporters are more widely accepted than Trump’s, and she has a broader acceptance among voters as a future President.
— POLITICO (@politico) June 14, 2016
One of the points where Trump beat Clinton was in the event of fighting local and overseas terrorist threats, 50 percent choosing Trump and 45 percent choosing Clinton.
The candidates on immigration
Trump has not stopped his criticism towards the Obama administration, and now he is fueled by the Orlando shooting.
He stated that “we’re led by a man that is either not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind.” His comments were mainly due to Barack Obama refraining from mentioning the words ‘radical Islam’ to refer to the Orlando shooting. “The only reason that the killer was in America in the first place was that we allowed his family to come here,” Trump stated, referring to the gunman.
Trump has criticized Obama’s apparent compassion toward Muslim communities relentlessly. He was also one of the primary advocates for Obama to display his birth certificate and prove his U.S.-borne nationality. Trump is also calling for a ban on the access of foreign Muslims in the United States, but it seems that the has lightly backed off the measure due to the pressure of his Republican peers.
Recently, Donald Trump also went and revoked The Washington Post’s press credentials, as he referred to their coverage of his campaign as “phony and dishonest.” But the Post’s executive editor disregarded the issue and assured that they will keep covering Trump’s cavalcade. This event posed as a very concerning display of Trump’s stance towards freedom of the press.
Even if Trump appears to be a loose cannon when it comes to most of the items on the election agenda, he is often regarded (mostly by himself) as being “right” when it comes to terrorism. He has previously suggested intelligence efforts should be increased towards determining where Muslim communities are located. In turn, this would quickly involve their acquaintances’ investigation if there are suspicions of taking part in extremist activities.
On a speech delivered last Monday in New Hampshire, Trump expressed that “a radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation.”
He kept referring to the fact that America needs to ‘get tough’ to fight terrorism. Trump has also dissed Clinton for not being fit for the job, as he asserts that Clinton’s former Secret Service Agent said that the Democrat candidate “lacks the temperament and integrity to be president.”
Trump once again talked about banning the entry of “any class of persons” seen as detrimental to the nation’s security.
Clinton’s stance on immigration is to develop fair and just immigration initiatives. She has frequently regarded immigrants as a key factor behind the U.S.’s economic growth, and she valued their commitment to the U.S. armed forces. Instead of working towards disbanding immigrant families, Clinton is reportedly going to put efforts to ensure a more humane immigration system that allows keeping immigrant families together. She is also aiming to defend President Obama’s immigration reforms known as DACA and DAPA.
As social events develop, voters can see the candidates’ real posture. The only difference is that they are not yet able to take binding actions. What remains is the link between the candidate’s speeches and their stance as critical events occur, such as the Orlando mass shooting, which is regarded as the worst case of terrorism in the history of the United States since 9/11.
Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016