By Maya Rhodan
August 8, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bump continues to hold in a new poll, while Republican nominee Donald Trump takes a hit after his dispute with the Gold Star family of fallen soldier Humayan Khan.

Fifty percent of registered voters would vote for Hillary, according to the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, and 42% support Trump – a gap broadly in line with other polls conducted after the conventions.

Trump’s public back-and-forth with Khizr and Ghazala Khan after their critical speech at the DNC have turned off voters of both party persuasions, the poll found. Seventy-three percent said they disapproved of the way he had conducted himself with the family, including 59% of Republicans.

Clinton’s lead is stronger among women than men. College educated white women support Clinton 57-38, the poll finds, bringing her lead among women up to 58%, 23 points ahead of her rival. Among men, however, Trump has the upper hand. Men support Trump over Clinton by 10 points. Non-college educated white men support him 67-26 over Clinton, a 41-point margin. Voters overall remain wary of the Democratic nominee, the poll found. 66% of voters think she’s too willing to “bend the rules” and half still view her unfavorably.

The latest poll also shows Clinton ahead with key presidential attributes, including temperament, understanding global affairs, and making the country safer and more secure. The latest poll was a survey of 1,002 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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