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Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump in New National Poll

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is ahead of her GOP rival Donald Trump in a new national poll released on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

Clinton leads Trump by 46% to 41%, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, which was released on Sunday. That five-point margin remains the same from a Journal/NBC News survey taken last month before the FBI criticized Clinton’s private email practices as “extremely careless” while she was secretary of state.

The poll also found that Clinton has a huge advantage among African-Americans with 84% supporting Clinton compared to 7% backing Trump. Clinton also had the support of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 by 55% to 32%, and women by 52% to 37%.

Trump is ahead among whites by 50% to 37%, as well as among men by 46% to 39%, according to the survey.

The poll interviewed 1,000 registered voters between July 9 and July 13. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%.


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