Whether or not Trump’s debate performance last night helps him, remains to be seen. He likely shored up support among his base who were happy to see him on the offensive. But in the immediate aftermath of the Access Hollywood video, the polls are not good. Patterico covered the Rasmussen and YouGov polls.

Now the NBC/WSJ poll has bad news. 

As Donald Trump’s campaign reels over tapes of the presidential candidate’s sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005, the Republican nominee now trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among likely voters, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll, conducted on Saturday and Sunday but before the second presidential debate, shows Clinton with 46 percent support among likely voters in a four-way matchup, compared to 35 percent for Trump.

So Hillary now has an ELEVEN point lead over Donald Trump in a four way race. Look what happens when it’s head to head:

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton’s lead over Trump grows to 14 percent (52 percent to Trump’s 38 percent.)

Goes to show all the fears of Gary Johnson pulling support from Trump are unfounded. He and Stein take more from Hillary than Trump.


And among all registered voters, Clinton’s lead is 13 points, her largest advantage over Trump since the poll began testing the pair last September.

The news gets worse. While I am not big on generic polling for “Congress” it’s still not good as a whole, to see the following:

As Republicans grapple with how to hold on to control of the House and Senate despite the Trump campaign’s woes, Democrats overall now have a seven-point advantage on the question of which party voters want to see in control of Congress.

Forty-nine percent of voters say they’d like to see Democrats in power on Capitol Hill, compared to 42 percent who chose the GOP.

This poll is ugly all around for Republicans.