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Hillary Clinton has massive 15-point national lead over Donald Trump: Poll

India TV News Desk Washington 05 Aug 2016, 13:38:55 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential candidate, has left behind the Republican candidate Donald Trump by a massive 15-point lead in the latest poll.

According to the new McClatchy-Marist poll, Hillary Clinton now has the support of 48 percent of the potential voters as against Trump's 33 percent.

The whopping lead for Clinton is being seen as a result of the recent gaffes made by Trump after the conclusion of two back-to-back conventions last week.

The poll conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York said last month Clinton's had a 42-39 advantage over Trump.

"This is coming off the Democratic convention, where a bounce is expected," Lee Miringoff, director of the institute said.

In another poll released by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News, Clinton was shown at a lead of nine points over Trump.

In the previous NBC News/The Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton had an advantage of five percentage points over Trump.

According to the latest poll, Clinton enjoys a significant advantage among women (51 percent to Trump's 35 percent), African Americans (91 percent to 1 percent), all non-white voters (69 percent to 17 percent), young voters (46 percent to 34 percent), and white voters with a college degree (47 percent to 40 percent).

Trump leads among white voters (45 percent to Clinton's 40 percent), seniors (46 percent to 43 percent), independents (36 percent to 32 percent) and white voters without a college degree (49 percent to 36 percent).

The two candidates are running close among men at 43 percent for Clinton and 42 percent for Trump, the poll said.

According to RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, Clinton's average lead over Trump now stands at 6.8 percentage points.

(With PTI inputs)