>> Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump in the latest Reuters Ipsos poll. I'm Chris Khan, polling editor at Reuters, and right now, as of Friday, we see Hillary Clinton with about a 13 percentage point lead over Donald Trump. That's wider than it was last week, and really, kind of in line with the trend we've been seeing over the past several weeks.
It has been a question for us, since the Orlando shootings, Donald Trump chipped away at that lead by about four points, and we were wondering if, really, he was gonna see a surge. Remember, last year, after the Paris attacks, after the attacks in San Bernardino, California, Donald Trump really solidified himself as the GOP front runner, and we were wondering if maybe this was gonna be the case this time as well.
So far, it seems like it was just a temporary bump for him. Hillary Clinton is now well ahead once again. There's a number of reasons for that. First of all, Trump continues to spar with the GOP leadership. Most recently, this week, we still see House Speaker Ryan, Wisconsin governor Walker still telling republicans that they want them to vote their conscience, and not necessarily backing Donald Trump.
Also you know reports are coming out that Donald Trump is struggling to keep up with Hillary Clinton's national campaign apparatus. He really lags behind in fund raising and in staff. That also just kind a says a little bit about his ability to run a national campaign. So these are all issues that are baked into the numbers this week.
Our latest poll ended on Friday and really did not include any of the interviews after the UK had the referendum to leave the European Union, we're gonna be looking next week to see if this has any impact on the US general election race.