Poll result announcements make for some attention-grabbing headlines, but they can often be misleading. Glenn told his radio listeners today that Donald Trump was reportedly gaining in national polls, but Stu shared some insights indicating this may not really be true.
"Fifteen days ago was the day he peaked in those polls," Stu said, referring to the Real Clear Politics, which averages multiple polls. "He had been dropping off for 15 days in his national average."
Stu explained Trump peaked on the polls on August 6th at 24 percent. Since then, he has gone down to where he is currently at 22 percent.
"What it means is, if you would see a candidate catching fire, his lead would be accelerating. He would be getting new people on board. And he does not seem to be doing that," Stu said.
So there you have it. Listen to the guys discuss more on radio below.
GLENN: A couple facts here we want to squeeze in.
STU: So headline from the Daily Mail is Melania Trump would be the only First Lady to pose in the nude.
GLENN: And that was published?
STU: So I think it was updated today. But posted yesterday.
STU: So you have that. Also, his peak. Donald Trump's peak in the polls was the day of the debate. So since the debate, he's fallen off. Not massively, but he's fallen off.
GLENN: That's not the feel that you get from the media.
STU: No. What about these comments, talking about Trump's third party: I don't believe a word of the critics that say that Trump would get a 50/50 vote from each side. I think the single vote that would go to -- every single vote that would go to Donald Trump would come from a Republican, from the Republican camp.
Can you believe that?
GLENN: Who said that?
STU: Well, that's actually just a slightly modified quote from Donald Trump talking about Ross Perot.