NEW YORK, Aug 5 (APP): Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has a 15-point lead over Donald Trump in the national poll published Friday following the Republican nominee’s insults of the Pakistani-American parents of a fallen US soldier and otherwise rocky week in his campaign.
Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state gained ground in the McClatchy-Marist poll, and Trump lost support. Clinton had the support of 48% of those surveyed, and Trump had 33%. Last month, Clinton had 42% while Trump had 39%.
When third-party candidates are included, Clinton’s lead held strong.
She had 45%, and Trump had 31%, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 10% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 6%.
Clinton made gains with every ethnic and racial group, including whites and men, which Trump had led with previously.
The survey of 1,132 people was conducted via telephone Aug. 1-3. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday afternoon also showed Clinton with a significant lead: She had 47% and Trump had 38%.
That margin has also grown since their poll last month, which had Clinton at 46% and Trump at 41%.
In a four-way matchup, Clinton held on to her lead with 43% while Trump had 34%. Johnson had 10% and Stein had 5%.
The telephone poll of 800 registered voters was conducted July 31-Aug 3. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 points.