release of several new polls in swing states showing him trailing Hillary Clinton by wide margins. The surveys come hot on the heels of polls from CNN/ORC and Fox News showing that Clinton's got a wide national lead (plus-9 in CNN's, and plus-10 in Fox's). And the bad numbers have been coupled with day after day of negative press for Trump, including his poorly received fight with the family of a soldier killed in Iraq, his declaration at a rally that he "always wanted a Purple Heart" and reports that his campaign staff is becoming demoralized.

It's not hard to see why they would be. Keeping your hopes up on a losing political campaign is a bit like playing Jenga. As more and more pieces get knocked out, it's harder and harder to keep upright