*Hillary Clinton has recaptured her lead over Donald Trump in a new CNN/ORC Poll thanks to a 7-point bounce following her party’s convention in Philadelphia last week.
In a two-way head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump 52% to 43%, and in a four-way matchup including third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, Clinton leads 45% to 37% with Johnson at 9% and Stein at 5%.
Besides improving her standing against Trump, Clinton’s convention appears to have boosted the share of Americans who think her policies will move the country in the right direction (from 43% before either convention to 48% now), while Trump’s right direction number held roughly steady following the back-to-back political gatherings in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Further, a majority of Clinton’s backers now say their vote is more to show support for her than to oppose Trump, a sharp shift since early May. Back then, 48% said their vote was one of support for the former secretary of state, 58% say so now.
While Trump also improved his numbers on that metric, his voters are more evenly divided, with 47% saying they’re backing him to show support and 50% saying it’s more to oppose Clinton.
More of Clinton’s backers also say they are certain to support her come November: 44% of registered voters are Clinton supporters who say their mind is made up, while 36% say they are solidly behind Trump. Only about 16% of voters say their minds could change in the 99 days left between now and Election Day.
Meanwhile, Fox released a video Saturday featuring the two candidates in animated form for a spoof of Hillary Clinton’s famous “3 a.m.” ad from the 2008 election, which centered around a ringing telephone and asked which person in the Oval Office would keep your sleeping children safe.
The clip begins when a distressed Marge decides she can’t make love until she decides who she’ll vote for in the upcoming election, which means the same goes for Homer. Right on cue, Homer clicks on a political ad with his remote.
While both candidates are mocked in the clip, Trump’s 3 a.m. call is – as he would say – completely and utterly disastrous. He declines it because he’s too busy trolling Elizabeth Warren and dismantling NATO.
It was enough for Marge to decide she wants to be a Democrat. She’s already got the hair for it.