After a two-week period where it appeared that Donald Trump’s support was sinking beyond the point of the horizon, a new set of national polls proves that it ain’t over till it’s over. According to the newest Rasmussen Reports survey, the Republican nominee is poised to be the next president of the United States.

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey finds Trump with 43 percent support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 40 percent,” said the survey company on Thursday. “Six percent still prefer Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and three percent favor Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Another three percent like some other candidate, and six percent are undecided.”

Hillary has – for the second time since the conventions – squandered an overwhelming lead in the polls.

“Clinton held a seven-point lead at the beginning of last week just after the airing of an 11-year-old video showing Trump making graphic sexual remarks, but she began losing ground after the second presidential debate,” said the pollsters.

Rasmussen isn’t alone in noting the turning tide.

The latest edition of the USC/LA Times “Daybreak” tracking poll has Trump at 44.3 percent to Clinton’s 43.6 percent. Then there is the IDB-TIPP poll, which has been cited as the most accurate survey of the 2012 election season. Their latest numbers have Trump at 41, Clinton at 40.

Do these polls reflect electoral reality? Or are we to trust the NBC polls that show Hillary leading Donald by double digits?

In fairness, the question is irrelevant. The election will be decided by the states, and only a handful of states at that. Popular vote doesn’t matter. Trump has to get to 270.

If he can keep performing like he performed at the third debate, that goal is well within reach.