The general election is looking like it will be a matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

And while general election polls currently show Hillary Clinton with a slight lead, are those polls an accurate reflection of the true nature of the race?

Trump has said he hasn’t even started on Hillary, but do we now have the biggest hint yet of his plans to defeat her?

When Trump entered the GOP race he was an afterthought in the polls, and his chances were roundly dismissed by the media and political professionals.

But with an onslaught of unfavorable nicknames and biting remarks about other candidates — and the ability to generate the largest media megaphone in political history — Trump has been able to dispatch 14 of the 16 Republicans running against him.

Opponents who were tagged with nicknames such as “Low Energy” and “Little Marco” were handed their campaign death sentences, and were quickly out of the race after being crushed by the populist mogul in the primaries.

Trump has recently revealed his nickname for Hillary.

At a recent rally he tagged her as “Crooked Hillary,” playing off her decades of scandal, the investigation surrounding her private email server and her lies about Benghazi.

In two words he has summed up nearly 30 years of Hillary’s career — and created a catch phrase you could easily make into a bumper sticker.

As for the polls, are they accurate?

The last six general election polls sampled registered voters, as opposed to likely voters, as their screen.

Since there are more registered Democrats than Republicans, Democrats usually benefit from a looser screen.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which showed Clinton with an 11 point lead over Trump, also used a sample which self-reported that they voted 43-31 for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012.

Obama only won that election by four points.

It is also worth noting that the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has consistently reported lower support for Trump in the Republican primary than any other pollster.

These polls also reflect unprecedented establishment assaults on their party frontrunner included in their numbers.

Republican elites have waged war on Trump with one Super PAC run by a former Mitt Romney aide, spending $11.2 million in the month of March blistering Trump with negative ads in an attempt to blunt his momentum.

Normally by this stage, the party infrastructure would have rallied around the leading candidate to build the strongest campaign possible to defeat the Democrats.

But because Trump opposes the donor class agenda of amnesty, globalist trade deals and unlimited foreign war, the Republican establishment has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at Donald Trump to derail his campaign.

Trump’s numbers will surely rebound if he secures the Republican nomination.

And as the pollsters zero in on exactly who is going to vote in the general election, the race is sure to tighten.

This race has also seen Republican turnout breaking records in contest after contest, while the Democrats are lagging behind their 2008 participation levels.

Trump has proven that his relentless attacks on his opponents are a path to victory.

Will that be the case in the general election against Hillary Clinton?