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Hillary Clinton Back Ahead of Donald Trump in Post-Convention Polls

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Hillary Clinton has received a bump in the polls after being nominated for president at the Democratic Party’s convention last week.

A poll released by CBS News on Monday found 46 percent of voters said they would vote for Clinton in November, a seven-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump (39%)

Clinton’s bump comes after Trump gained a slight edge over his Democratic opponent after his own party’s convention in Cleveland. Last week, a RealClearPolitics average of polls showed Trump ahead by 0.2 percentage points. On Monday, Clinton held a 2.2 percentage point lead over Trump in the RealClearPolitics average.

A New York Times average of national polls has Clinton ahead 43-41 in a match-up against Trump.

Public Policy Polling also shows Clinton’s net-favorability rating had received a 9-point boost in July, though more voters have a negative view of her than a positive one. On the whole, the readout of the political contest after the two party’s conventions shows that Clinton has maintained the solid lead she’d held over Trump ahead of the Republican convention.

According to PPP, last month Clinton had a 45-41 lead over Trump in a 4-way contest (with Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) and a 48-44 lead when the race was narrowed down to two contenders. The latest poll shows Clinton ahead by 46 percent to Trump’s 41 percent in a 4-way contest and ahead 50-44 in a head-to-head match-up against Trump.

“It looks like the Republican and Democratic convention bounces have cancelled each other out and basically left the race where it was a month ago,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling in a release.


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