Trump Leads Clinton by 7 Points: Rasmussen Poll
Donald Trump has managed to increase his lead to 7 points over Hillary Clinton in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.
The Hill reports:
Trump has 44 percent support to Clinton’s 37 percent, according to the conservative-leaning Rasmussen. Another 13 percent favor another candidate, and six percent are undecided.
Thursday’s survey is the third week in a row that Trump has led Rasmussen’s weekly poll. It shows Trump at his highest level of support in a Rasmussen poll since October.
According to a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton holds a 3.1-point lead over Trump, 44 to 40.9 percent. Most recent polls show Clinton ahead by a small margin, but a CBS News/NY Times poll also released Thursday showed Clinton and Trump in a tie.
The poll found that voters view Trump and Clinton equally regarding their preparedness for the White House.
Trump has the support of 80 percent of Republicans and 13 percent of Democrats. Clinton has the support of 72 percent of Democrats and just five percent of Republicans.
Trump also leads among voters not affiliated with either major party. Among those voters, though, 27 percent prefer another candidate or are undecided.
Trump also leads Clinton by 17 points among white voters and 21 points among men. He also has an advantage over Clinton among voters ages 40 and over. Clinton leads by eight points among women voters.
The candidates are tied among younger voters.
The survey was conducted among 1,000 likely voters from July 12-13. The margin of error is 3 points.
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