Clinton Holds Double-Digit National Lead Over Trump In Newly Released Poll
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by double digits with just over three weeks until Election Day, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted after the second presidential debate.
The survey gives Clinton an 11-point lead over Republican Trump among likely voters, 48 percent to 37 percent in a four-way race, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 7 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein at 2 percent.
In a two-way contest without Johnson and Stein, Clinton holds her double-digit lead at 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent.
The poll shows Clinton leading Trump in almost every segment of the electorate. Clinton holds a 20-point lead among female voters, 55 percent to 35 percent. Clinton also has the advantage among African Americans 86 percent to 9 percent. Among all non-white voters, 76 percent to 16 percent, and those ages 18-34, 54 percent to 36 percent. Trump is ahead among men by just three points, 48 percent to 45 percent.
Those without college degrees prefer Trump by a 56 percent-to-36 percent margin, while those with college degrees break evenly between Trump and Clinton, 45 percent to 45 percent.
To put Clinton’s current 11-point lead into perspective, Barack Obama beat John McCain by seven points nationally in 2008. And Obama’s margin of victory over Mitt Romney in 2012 was four points.