By Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns, Trip Gabriel and Fernanda Santos, The New York Times
With Donald J. Trump pulling even or ahead of Hillary Clinton in a series of recent national polls, the once unthinkable has become at least plausible. But if he is to be elected the 45th president, he must compete on a political map that, for now, looks forbidding.
In the Republican primaries, he proved a master of nationalizing the political debate, appealing to voters across regional lines with jeremiads about immigration and crime that captivated an almost uniformly white primary electorate. At the outset of the general election, Mr. Trump has dominated the day-to-day political combat on national television and social media.
Commentary by: Lynn Cheramie, Founder, Freedom Fighters of America
First you said he was stupid, then you said he couldn't win the nomination and now you're insinuating that he can't beat Killary. Well, Killary is beating herself, no fight needed. Trump will defeat her in a landslide. All of the polls that are coming out now are skewed to boost Clinton in the public eye and no one in this country thinks otherwise, not even the people generating the propaganda polls.