Trump Calls Clinton “The Devil” in Pa. Speech; Clinton Surges Ahead in Post-DNC Polls

Yesterday was an eventful day for both of our major presidential candidates.

In a packed high school gymnasium in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, last night, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “the devil.”

While mocking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Trump said Sanders “made a deal with the devil. [Clinton is] the devil,” according to the New York Times.

Trump also spoke yesterday in Ohio, where he said he’s “afraid the election is going to be rigged” and bashed the Democratic National Convention Committee over its email scandal, in which private emails between committee members revealed favoritism toward Clinton.

What Trump refused to touch on at either event was his recent series of insults toward the Khan family, who he criticized following Khizr Khan‘s powerful DNC speech about his son, a Muslim American war hero who died in 2004.

Meanwhile, CBS released a nationwide post-DNC poll yesterday shows a spike in support for Clinton following the DNC. According to the poll, support for Clinton has jumped by four percent – 46 percent of registered voters who participated in the poll favor her, while 39 percent back Trump.

A poll released yesterday by Public Policy Polling, also conducted entirely after the convention, found that Clinton recently secured a narrow lead in Pennsylvania, with 45 percent of support among the state’s poll participants. Trump, on the other hand, is backed by 42 percent of poll participants.

Trump and Clinton were previously neck-and-neck after he received a two percent increase in voter support following the Republican National Convention, according to the New York Times.

While earlier in July roughly two-thirds of nationwide Sanders’s supporters said they would vote for Clinton, support for Clinton among the same group has now jumped to 73 percent following the convention, CBS reports.

The CBS poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. The PPP survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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