A new poll shows voters feel Hillary Clinton is more qualified than Donald Trump to serve as president by a 17-point margin, but Clinton only holds a small advantage in the overall race.
According to the Washington Post-ABC News survey
, just 39 percent of voters think Trump, who is expected to be named the Republican nominee this week, is qualified to lead the country. That's a far lower number than Clinton (56 percent).
When asked which candidate they preferred to be president, 47 percent of those surveyed said Clinton and 43 percent said Trump.
This leaves several questions as to how Trump can be so close in general election polling while being so "unqualified" in the words of voters. The discrepancy is due to other factors.
The Post takes a closer look at the numbers and finds that Trump leads Clinton (67 percent to 25 percent) among voters who think both of the two major candidates are qualified to serve as president. He also leads (41 percent to 17 percent) among voters who believe neither one of them is qualified.
Nationally, the race for the White House is virtually tied. The latest Real Clear Politics
average of several major national polls gives Clinton a lead of 2.7 percentage points over the real estate mogul.
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