National poll: Clinton lead grows over Trump

National poll: Clinton lead grows over Trump

- in Election 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves entering the Court Street Diner in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves entering the Court Street Diner in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3. | AP Photo

Hillary Clinton’s advantage over Donald Trump grew over the course of the last week, according to the results of the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday.

In the same week Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination and Trump continued his criticism of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the former secretary of state leads 49 percent to 42 percent.

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Clinton narrowed Trump’s lead among men and white voters to single digits over the last week and now leads Trump by 25 points — 58 percent to 33 percent — among voters describing themselves as moderate. Trump led men by 14 points in last week’s survey but now leads by only nine points in this week’s poll — 51 percent to 42 percent. Among white voters, Trump’s lead also shrank to 9 points, 50 percent to 41 percent.

In a four-way race including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton has also distanced herself from Trump, leading him 42 percent to 38 percent, compared with last week when she trailed 40 percent to 39 percent. Johnson received 9 percent support, while Stein drew 5 percent.

Regardless of who they support, a majority of 54 percent said they think Clinton will win the general election, while 40 percent said that Trump will win.

The poll was conducted online from June 6-12, surveying 10,604 adults, including 9,355 who are registered to vote. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points.

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