Clinton Maintains Slim Edge In National Poll

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:48 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has maintained her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in a four-way matchup, according to a latest national poll.

Clinton is beating Trump 42 pct to 40 pct among likely voters, according to a Morning Consult poll.

She leads Trump among registered voters by 1 percentage point, 39 pct to 38 pct , Politico reported on Sunday.

Before her bout with pneumonia - and near collapse in public - Clinton was up 41-39.

The new poll suggested that Clinton might be winning back voters from third-party candidate Gary Johnson, whose support has declined from 10 pct to 8 pct.

Forty-three pct of Republicans said that Trump was not the best pick to be the party's nominee, while 41 per cent of Democrats suggested the same of Clinton, a stunning level of regret in the electorate with 51 days until Election Day.

Half of Republicans said Trump was the party's best pick, while 55 pct of Democrats said the same of Clinton, Politico noted.

According to the poll, over one-third of Clinton's supporters say they are voting against Trump, and 44 pct of Trump's voters say they were voting against Clinton.

Still, 47pct of those polled think Clinton will win in November, and 33 pct said Trump will. Last month, 53 pct thought Clinton would be the next president.

The survey polled 1,639 likely voters and 1,861 registered voters online, on September 15 and 16.

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Source: IANS
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