Hillary Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee.
Buoyed by a double digit lead in some national polls, Mrs Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival.
"I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs Clinton said when asked about Mr Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign.
“He can say whatever he wants to. He can run his campaign however he wants to, he can go off on tangents, he can go to Gettysburg and say he’s gonna sue women who’ve made accusations against him," she added, referring to a speech given by Mr Trump the previous day.
"I’m going to keep talking about what we want to do.”
A top adviser to Mr Trump acknowledged on Sunday the Republican presidential candidate was lagging behind his rival.
Kellyanne Conway, Mr Trump campaign manager, said Mrs Clinton had "tremendous advantages," including a large campaign war chest that had allowed her to spend millions on television ads.
"We are behind," Ms Conway said on NBC's "Meet the Press." But she added the Trump campaign was looking to sway undecided voters not ready to support Clinton.
She also insisted Mr Trump could still win. "The fact is that this race is not over," Ms Conway said on Sunday. "He's not – we're not giving up. We know we can win this."
With only 16 days until the election, two separate polls have given Mrs Clinton a 12 point lead over Mr Trump, with the real estate mogul's support tanking among key voter groups.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday corroborated the findings of a study published earlier this week by the Monmouth University Polling Institute which showed Mrs Clinton leading Mr Trump 50 percent to 38 percent in a four-way contest with two minor party candidates.
Mrs Clinton's long held an advantage with the fairer sex has increased to 20 points following allegations that Mr Trump sexually harassed multiple women, according to the most recent ABC/Washington Post poll.
Culled From The Telegraph