Hillary Clinton has a 5-point lead over GOP nominee Donald Trump after their first presidential debate, fueled by increasing support among men and independents, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
The survey released Monday shows the breakdown of support among likely voters like this:
- Democrat Clinton: 47 percent
- Republican Trump: 42 percent
- Libertarian Gary Johnson: 7 percent
- Grenn Party candidate Jill Stein: 2 percent
The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Clinton has gone from a 22-point deficit with men in early September to a 5-point deficit in the latest poll, according to CNN. In addition, she now is ahead of Trump among independents 44 percent to 37 percent.
CNN also reported she has gained somewhat among white voters without college degrees, now trailing Trump by 21 points compared with a 44-point deficit in early September.
In other findings:
- Clinton tops Trump by 27 points on the question of having the right temperament for the job of president, up from a 20-point lead in early September.
- Clinton leads Trump by 22 points on being better prepared.
- Trump leads Clinton by 7 points on the issue of honesty.
- 29 percent of registered voters say neither Trump nor Clinton is a person they admire; 30 percent see Trump as the more admirable; 40 percent say Clinton is more admired.
- 42 percent of younger voters say neither candidate is a person they admire.
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