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Clinton gets soaring 15-point national lead over Trump: Polls

The poll conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York said last month Clinton\'s lead was 42-39 advantage over Trump.

Published: 05th August 2016 10:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2016 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump (R). (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has gained a whopping 15 per cent national lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a latest poll.

Due to the recent gaffes made by Trump after the conclusion of two back-to-back conventions last week, Clinton now has the support of 48 percent of the potential voters as against Trump's 33 percent, a new McClatchy-Marist poll said.

The poll conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York said last month Clinton's lead was 42-39 advantage over Trump.

"This is coming off the Democratic convention, where a bounce is expected," Lee Miringoff, director of the institute said.

In another poll released by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News, Clinton was shown at a lead of nine points over Trump.

In the previous NBC News/The Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton had an advantage of five percentage points over Trump.

According to the latest poll, Clinton enjoys a significant advantage among women (51 percent to Trump's 35 percent), African Americans (91 percent to 1 percent), all non-white voters (69 percent to 17 percent), young voters (46 percent to 34 percent), and white voters with a college degree (47 percent to 40 percent).

Trump leads among white voters (45 percent to Clinton's 40 percent), seniors (46 percent to 43 percent), independents (36 percent to 32 percent) and white voters without a college degree (49 percent to 36 percent).

The two candidates are running close among men at 43 percent for Clinton and 42 percent for Trump, the poll said.

According to RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, Clinton's average lead over Trump now stands at 6.8 percentage points.



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