Monday, August 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton Tops Donald Trump 52%-43% In CNN/ORC Poll

Lots of good news for the Hillary Clinton campaign in the latest CNN/ORC poll which shows the Democratic contender got more bounce out of her convention than Donald Trump did from his.

CNN has the details:

In a two-way head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump 52% to 43%, and in a four-way matchup including third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, Clinton leads 45% to 37% with Johnson at 9% and Stein at 5%.

Besides improving her standing against Trump, Clinton's convention appears to have boosted the share of Americans who think her policies will move the country in the right direction (from 43% before either convention to 48% now), while Trump's right direction number held roughly steady following the back-to-back political gatherings in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Further, a majority of Clinton's backers now say their vote is more to show support for her than to oppose Trump, a sharp shift since early May. Back then, 48% said their vote was one of support for the former secretary of state, 58% say so now. While Trump also improved his numbers on that metric, his voters are more evenly divided, with 47% saying they're backing him to show support and 50% saying it's more to oppose Clinton.

Other data:

• 58% of those polled felt the Republicans spent too much time criticizing Democrats, while only 49% felt the Dems focused too much on the Repubilcans.

• 84% feel the Democrats will unite as a party by November, only 66% of Republicans feel their party will stand together.

• Trump actually suffered from his convention - 36% of adults say they are more likely to support Trump after the Cleveland GOP event, but 51% - a net negative of 15 points - are less likely to vote for the Trumpster.

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