Clinton Leads Trump By 7 Points As Race Tightens

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:51 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has opened up a significant lead of seven pct points over her Republican rival Donald Trump, a latest poll has said, even as other surveys indicated a tightening race in the key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Monmouth University poll, conducted from last Thursday to Sunday, shows Clinton leading Trump by 46 to 39 pct.

According to the poll, Clinton is winning 85 pct of self-identified Democrats, while Trump has the support of fewer Republicans at 78 pct.

Clinton also has a slight advantage among those who identify as independents, leading by 37 to 32 pct.

However, a new poll released by the Three Emerson College showed that that Clinton and Trump each have 43 pct support in Ohio.

In Michigan, Clinton leads Trump by five points, (45 to 40 pct) and by three points in Pennsylvania, (46 to 43 pct).

The Republican nominee is doing better among independents in all three States.

According to RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major polls, Clinton is leading Trump by 6.1 pct points in the average of all these polls.

Meanwhile, in another poll conducted by HuffPost/YouGov, as many as 54 pct of Republican and party-leaning voters believe Trump isn't the best choice as the party's nominee.

On the other hand, 56 pct of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters are content with Hillary Clinton as their party's nominee.

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Source: PTI