But in fact, the underlying article (and the headline when you click through) is about the (certainly interesting) fact that in the latest CNN/ORC poll, Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to just 4 percentage points, 42-38, in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson (9 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (7 percent). The margin of error is plus or minus 3 per cent, so this is definitely bad news for the Clinton camp.
However, POLITICO's Nelson does not report that, in a head-to-head race, Clinton leads Trump by just 5 percent—and that this is sharply down from 13 percent in the last head-to-head CNN/ORC poll released in May.
Clinton gets just 38% of whites (who until 1965 would have been called "Americans") vs. 51% for Trump. Since the GOP got 60% of the white vote in 2010 and 2014, this suggests Trump has a relatively straightforward path to victory.
(Curiously, the CNN/ORC poll says that 34% of Americans are unfavorable to Melania Trump (pictured above right) vs. 28% who are favorable. I just don't believe this.)