A new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll
released Tuesday shows Donald Trump has gained 2 percentage points on Hillary Clinton's lead nationally in one week.
According to the poll:
- Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent;
- Clinton leads Trump with African-American voters, 84 percent to 9 percent;
- Clinton leads Trump with Latino voters, 65 percent to 28 percent;
- Trump leads Clinton with independent voters, 44 percent to 36 percent;
- Clinton leads Trump with moderate voters, 53 percent to 39 percent.
According to NBC News
, Clinton beats Trump by 15 points among women, while the billionaire developer carries men by a similar 11-percent margin.
Trump does better with voters with high school degrees, while Clinton leads with voters who have a college degree. Stunningly, Clinton leads Trump by 20 points with voters from households earning less than $50,000, reports NBC News.
The real estate mogul's connection to the working class has been a strong narrative in the Republican primary, especially in Rust Belt states, swing states that will play a key role in the general election.
Though Clinton maintains a double-digit lead over primary rival Bernie Sanders, the poll showed that Sanders defeats Trump by a wider margin in a would-be general election.
Clinton held a 5-point national lead over Trump last week.
Further, The Hill
reports that 6 out of 10 Republicans polled trust Trump over Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump leads Ryan 63 percent to 34 percent with voters who say they are very conservative.
Trump and Ryan met last week to start the process of healing and unifying the party. On the line is Ryan's endorsement of Trump.
The survey of 14,100 adults was administered May 9-15. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.
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