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Breitbart Poll Shows Clinton Extending Lead Over Trump

Conservative website Breitbart, which has recently come under controversy for its alleged ties to the “Alt-Right,” has released a poll recently that favors Hillary Clinton for President.

The Hill reports:

Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton by 4 points, according to a poll done by an organization whose chairman is running Trump’s campaign.

Clinton (D) has 44 percent support among likely voters nationally to Trump’s 40 percent, according to a Breitbart News/Gravis Marketing survey released Friday.

Stephen Bannon took a leave of absence as chairman of Breitbart News to work as the Trump campaign’s chief executive last month.

The Breitbart poll shows Clinton extending her lead. She led Trump by 3 points in a version of the poll earlier this month, and by 1 point in an August edition.

Breitbart News/Gravis Marketing conducted its poll of 1,560 likely voters on Sept. 20. It has a 2.5 percentage point margin of error.

Trump appointed Bannon as his campaign’s chief executive during an overhaul of his team last month. He added Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager at the same time.

Clinton has repeatedly linked Bannon to the hard-core conservatism of the “alt-right” movement as a means of criticizing Trump’s ideology.

Polls have shown Clinton maintaining a lead of about 3 points nationally, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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