Hillary Clinton opens 9-point lead on Trump in new US poll

1124

NEW YORK, Aug 2 (APP): Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by nine percentage points in a new national CNN/ORC poll released Monday—making gains among independents and supporters of fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders.

Mrs. Clinton got a 7 point bounce “now leading Trump 52 to 43 percent” after the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, reaching her highest support in any poll since early May.

The poll comes with good and bad news for Clinton: More Clinton supporters say they have a positive view of their vote for her. In early May, fewer than half of Clinton’s backers said their vote was more to show support for her than opposition to Trump. Now that number has climbed to 58 percent of her supporters.

She’s consolidated support among women, non-whites and independents since the Democratic convention, according to the poll. Clinton now garners 50 percent of independent voters—up 13 percentage points since last weekend. She also holds more commanding leads among women and non-whites.

Still, her honesty and trustworthy numbers remain stalled at 34 percent after the convention ,the same spot for her two weeks ago.

But Clinton has consolidated her support among primary voters who backed Bernie Sanders, who failed to get Democratic nomination, as well. Before the convention, Clinton garnered only 78 percent of Sanders supporters last weekend, with 12 percent going to Trump, 6 percent voting for neither and 4 percent voting for a third party candidate.

But now, 91 percent of Sanders backers say they will vote for Clinton and 6 for Trump, who has predicted that the Vermont lawmaker’s supporters will come to his side.