Clinton shows double-digit lead in new poll as Trump slips behind
A Washington Post-ABC poll released Monday shows support for Trump declining nationwide to 39 percent, compared to Clinton’s 51 percent. The same poll showed the candidates to be virtually tied last month.
The poll found that voters have become less comfortable with the Republican candidate, disliking his comments about Muslims and women, and Trump’s attacks on a Mexican-American federal judge due to his heritage.
Roughly the same number respondents said that they found Trump to be unqualified for the presidency.
The same poll shows a smaller majority of respondents disapproving of the way Clinton handled questions about the use of her personal email server – the issue that has the candidate under FBI investigation.
A second poll, by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, shows Clinton garnering 46 percent of supporters against Trump’s 41 percent, with support for Clinton slightly increasing from the same poll in May, which showed a 46-43 spread.
Clinton is continues to lead among African American (87-5 percent), Latinos (69-22 percent) and women (52-35 percent).
Trump has an edge among whites (49-37 percent), independents (40-30 percent) and men (48-38 percent).
However, when the polls include Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and Green Party’s Jill Stein as options, Clinton’s lead virtually disappears, as she garners support from 39 percent of voters versus Trump’s 38 percent.
The Post-ABC poll was conducted June 20-23 among a random sample of 1,001 adults reached by phone. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The NBC/WSJ poll was carried out June 19-23 from 1,000 registered voters reach by phone. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.