BREAKING NEWS: Clinton Leads Trump in Latest Poll, 43% – 40%

The Morning Consult reports that Hillary Clinton is once again leading Donald Trump, 43% to 40%, in the presidential race after the recent Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Morning Consult Poll_HRC Tops Trump

Morning Consult reports that the former secretary of State leads the brash businessman, 43 percent to 40 percent, in a new Morning Consult survey taken in the days following the DNC gathering. It’s a 7-point swing from the previous poll, in which Trump surged to a 4-point lead following the Republican National Committee’s convention in Cleveland.

Almost one in five voters (17 percent) remain undecided.

The MC poll found that Clinton gained increased support from independent voters and men. Clinton leads Trump by one point among men, 43 percent to 42 percent.

The youngest voters back Clinton overwhelmingly, with 53 percent of millennials backing her over just one-fourth who support Trump. Voters 65 or older back Trump by a similar margin: 52 percent to 34 percent.

When voters were asked to also consider Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, it proved beneficial for Clinton, who leads Trump by 5 points in a three-way race.

General-Election Matchup July 29-30 July 22-24 July 16-18 July 8-10
Hillary Clinton 41% 36% 38% 39%
Donald Trump 36% 40% 35% 37%
Gary Johnson 11% 10% 11% 12%
Don’t Know/No Opinion 12% 13% 15% 13%

Johnson remains stuck around 10 to 12 percent over the past month. He’ll need to pull in more support if he wants to participate in the first presidential debate, scheduled for Sept. 26.

The Morning Consult national survey polled 1,931 registered voters for a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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