This day in WND history: Stunning turnaround in Trump vs. Hillary matchup

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Stunning turnaround in Trump vs. Hillary matchup

May 2, 2016: More than six months before the general election, a Rasmussen poll showed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in the lead in a face-off with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The national telephone survey of likely U.S. voters found Trump with 41 percent support to Clinton’s 39 percent. Another 15 percent preferred another candidate and 5 percent were undecided.

And that’s before, as Trump has stated, he began in earnest his attacks on “crooked Hillary,” as he’d already dubbed her.

If given a “stay-at-home” option, the poll found 6 percent would not vote, and Clinton and Trump would tie with 38 percent each. Sixteen percent said they would vote for someone else and 2 percent were undecided.

“But Trump edges slightly ahead if the stay-at-home option is removed,” the pollster said at the time. “Trump also now does twice as well among Democrats as Clinton does among Republicans.”

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billboardflagOld Glory covers ‘Mexico’

May 2, 2005: WND continued its exclusive coverage of a Los Angeles billboard that became a flashpoint over illegal immigration.

A protester of the Los Angeles area placard that had “CA” crossed out and “Mexico” added draped a U.S. flag over the word “Mexico.”

The billboard advertising a local Spanish-language news station drew the ire of immigration activists a week earlier. The ad had the “CA” abbreviation after “Los Angeles” crossed out and the word “Mexico” added in its place in bold red letters.

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This day in WND history: Stunning turnaround in Trump vs. Hillary matchup
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