The zig-zagging polls that have had both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton leading in the presidential election in recent days show "it's anybody's race" — although the negatives are piling up the Democratic candidate, veteran pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.
Last week, an ABC poll showed Clinton leading Trump by 14 points, but on Monday it turned into a 1-point lead for Clinton, and on Tuesday, a 1-point lead for Trump just a week before voters go to the polls.
"Very simply [Clinton has] been in a downward spiral for the last nine days and so this was not an overnight thing or a [FBI Director James] Comey thing. This has been a slow and steady decline by Hillary," Zogby, senior partner at John Zogby Strategies, said Tuesday to Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."
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"Her negatives have gone up and the Comey thing furthers the negatives going up. [We see] the level of people who trust her going up again and then we also see people who said they were leaning towards Hillary Clinton … say that they're less likely to vote for her.
"In a close election as things are developing the way they are, that 7 percent who were leaning towards her changing their minds becomes pretty huge."
Still, says Zogby, who directs the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, next Tuesday is still very much up in the air.
"Oh, it's anybody's race," Zogby told Malzberg. "We have eight more news cycles, maybe 16 more news cycles between now and then."
Zogby is the author of "We Are Many, We Are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America," published by Paramount Market Publishing.
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