Clinton Leads Trump By Seven Points: Poll

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:32 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is leading Donald Trump by seven points, according to a latest national opinion poll conducted by a media outlet seen friendly to the Republican leader.

"Clinton receives 45 pct to Trump's 38 pct. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at seven pct and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets three pct," Fox news said in its latest poll yesterday.

The TV channel is seen friendly to the Republican leader.

Last week, Clinton was up by two points in the four-way contest (44-42 pct).

"In the two-way match-up, it's Clinton over Trump by eight (49-41 pct). She had a four-point edge a week ago (48-44 pct, October 3-6). Clinton's lead is outside the poll's margin of sampling error in both the two-way and four-way contests," the news channel had said.

After the surfacing of a decade-old video surfaced in which Trump is seen making lewd remarks about women, Clinton's lead over the reality TV star has increased.

RealClearPolitics, which keeps tracks of all major polls, said on an average, Clinton is now leading Trump by 6.7 percentage points.

According to some other polls, Clinton is ahead of Trump in some of the key battleground States like North Carolina and Florida. They are in a virtual tie in Ohio.

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Source: PTI
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