Post Conventions Clinton Leads Trump By Seven Points

Post Conventions Clinton Leads Trump By Seven Points

Tuesday, 02 August 2016, 11:51 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by seven points following last weeks Democratic convention, according to a latest national poll today.

Clinton, who last week scripted history by becoming first woman presidential nominee of a major political party, has 46 per cent support among voters. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee has the support of 39 per cent of voters, CBC News said in its latest poll.

Clintons popularity increased by four points after Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week. The race was tied last week after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. With this Clinton returned to her June lead margin.

CBS News said while Clinton received a four-point bump after Democratic Convention, Trump received a two point increase in his popularity rating after his convention.

However, CBS News pointed that Clintons increase in popularity rating is far less than 13 point bump of her husbands Bill Clinton in 1992.

In 2008 and 2012, the outgoing President Barack Obama received a similar bump, while Al Gore in 2000 received a popularity increase of 10 percentage points, but he eventually went to lose the election.

According to CBS News polls, positive views of Clinton increased by five points among registered voters, from 31 per cent a week ago to 36 per cent. Her unfavourable views dropped six points: from 56 per cent to 50 per cent.

On the other hand, over half of voters continue to hold an unfavourable opinion of Trump. Only 31 per cent view him favourably.

As per RealClearPolitics.Comm which keeps track of all major nation al polls, Clinton has an average 2.2 percentage points lead over Trump.

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Source: PTI
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