Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 4 Points Nationwide
The latest poll by Public Policy Polling has revealed that Hillary Clinton is holding a 4 point lead over Donald Trump.
The Hill reports:
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has 42 percent support to the presumptive GOP nominee’s 38 percent in the Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday.
In addition, 4 percent support Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, and 2 percent back Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Pollsters found that Clinton’s lead over Trump expands when Johnson and Stein are removed from consideration.
Trump trails Clinton by 6 points in that scenario, 41 percent to 47 percent.
“Hillary Clinton certainly is favored to win the presidential race this fall,” said Dean Debnam, president of left-leaning PPP. “But it might not be the giant blowout that it’s been made to be in some quarters.”
Tuesday’s results also found that Clinton’s rival, Bernie Sanders, fares better than her in a general presidential election match-up with Trump.
Sanders bests Trump 47 percent to 37 percent. Paired against Trump alone, Sanders’s lead expands to 50 percent to 39 percent.
Pollsters additionally found that Trump remains unpopular nationwide, with 61 percent viewing him unfavorably and 34 percent seeing him favorably.
Clinton fares little better, with 55 percent viewing her unfavorably and 36 percent seeing her favorably.
PPP conducted its latest sampling of 1,222 registered voters via landline telephone interviews and online surveys May 6–9. It has a 3.2-point margin of error.
Johnson, meanwhile, on Sunday said that he represents a segment of voters alienated by Clinton and Trump.
“I do think that Clinton and Trump are the two most polarizing figures in politics today,” Johnson said.
“At the end of the day, 50 percent of Americans say they’re independent. Well, where’s their representation? I think it happens to be Libertarian.”
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