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NBC Poll: Clinton's Lead Over Trump Increases to 7 Points

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 10:20 AM

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has increased her national lead over her Republican counterpart Donald Trump and now leads 49 percent to 42 percent, according to the most recent NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

In the same poll last week, Clinton led by only four percentage points, 48 percent to 44 percent.

Other details from the poll include:
  • Clinton picked up 7 percentage points among moderate voters and now leads Trump 58 percent-33 percent
  • Clinton narrowed Trump's lead among male voters from 14 points to only 9 and trails 51 percent-42 percent
  • Clinton also cut into Trump's lead among white voters, which now stands at 50 percent-41 percent after the Republican candidate held a 13 percentage point gap in this category last week.
  • Clinton overtook Trump when respondents were also asked about a four-way race that includes Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. In this scenario, Clinton received 42 percent, Trump 38 percent, Johnson 9 percent and Stein 5 percent. Last week, Clinton trailed Trump 40 percent-39 percent in this scenario, with Johnson and Stein registering the same support as this week.
  • 54 percent say Clinton will win the election, while 40 percent say Trump, a 14-point margin. Last week, Clinton's margin was only 5.

Politico points out that Clinton's improved performance in the polls came during a week in which Trump received much criticism for his continued accusation that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's Mexican-American heritage had influenced his rulings in a case involving Trump University, due to Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The poll also came in the week that Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination but did not include ramifications from the massacre in Orlando by a terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS, details of which unfolded only on the last day of the poll.

The poll was conducted online June 6 through June 12, 2016 among a national sample of 10,604 adults aged 18 and over, including 9,355 who say they are registered to vote. Results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. 

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has increased her national lead over her Republican counterpart Donald Trump and now leads 49 percent to 42 percent, according to the most recent NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
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