Poll: Clinton up by 5 Points Among Likely Voters Nationwide
The latest poll by the Washington Post/ABC News has placed Hillary Clinton 5 points ahead of Donald Trump among likely voters.
The Hill reports:
Clinton leads Trump among likely voters, 46 percent to 41 percent, in the poll, released Sunday morning.
Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson took 9 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 2 percent.
Among registered voters, Clinton leads Trump by 10 points, 45 percent to 35 percent.
But the newspaper points to lagging support among Clinton’s backs that could translate into lower turnout for her on Election Day.
Forty-five percent of Clinton’s backers say in the new poll that they are paying close attention to the race, compared to more than 6 in 10 Trump supporters.
What’s more, 93 percent of Trump supporters say they are absolutely certain to vote, the Post said, compared to 80 percent of Clinton voters who say the same thing.
More than 6 in 10 voters also said that neither candidate is honest or trustworthy, the Post noted, adding that majorities question Clinton’s ethics from when she served as secretary of State.
Trump, meanwhile, is hurt by a majority of voters’ views on his qualifications to serve in the Oval Office and his behavior toward women and minorities.
The new poll of 642 registered voters, conducted Sept. 5–8 has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
Clinton leads Trump by almost 3 points, 45.6 percent to 42.9 percent, in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
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