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CNN Poll: Clinton Leading Trump by 5 Points

CNN Poll: Clinton Leading Trump by 5 Points

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By    |   Monday, 24 October 2016 05:02 PM

Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Donald Trump, 49 percent to 44 percent, two weeks ahead of Election Day, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released late Monday afternoon.

Clinton's and Trump's numbers among registered voters jumped five percentage points from ORC's poll taken June 16 to 19. Among likely voters, Clinton's numbers jumped six points from a poll taken in early September, while Trump's numbers dipped by one point.

Libertarian Gary Johnson was backed by three percent of likely voters and Green Party nominee Jill Stein two.

"Clinton has expanded her edge among younger voters and non-whites, while Trump has boosted his support among the whites without college degrees who make up the majority of his supporters," according to CNN.

Trump only leads Clinton among voters age 50 to 64, where he holds a four-point edge.

While Clinton's gap among women is large, 53 to 41 percent, 51 percent of people polled say they trusted Trump to handle the economy.

But, Trump "trails Clinton on a related issue of empathy, with 49 percent saying they feel Clinton would "stand up for people like you" compared with 44 percent who think Trump would be better on that score," according to CNN.

Interviews were conducted over the phone with 1,017 Americans by Orc International from Oct. 20 to 23. The sample also includes 916 interviews among registered voters and 779 interviews among likely voters.

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Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Donald Trump, 49 percent to 44 percent, two weeks ahead of Election Day, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released late Monday afternoon.
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