Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton Up +10 Over Donald Trump In New National Poll

The latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 10 point lead over Republican Donald Trump.

As a matter of fact, the Democratic ticket beats the Republican team no matter how you mix it up. GOP veep pick Mike Pence does decidedly better than his running mate against Hillary Clinton.

Via press release:

In the race for the White House, the most recent national survey of likely voters from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds Democrat Hillary Clinton with a ten-point lead over Republican Donald Trump. However, if Clinton were instead facing Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, the race would be a statistical dead heat. If Trump were up against Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, he would fare even worse than he is against the former Secretary of State.

Right now, half of all likely voters (50%) say that if the election were held today, they would vote for Clinton. Forty percent would vote for Trump. When third-party candidates are included among the list of candidates, Clinton and Trump both experience a four percent reduction in support – Clinton to 46 percent and Trump to 36 percent.

“The post-presidential debate landscape is clearly favoring Clinton. Trump’s continued weight shaming of a former Miss Universe and the weekend disclosure of his 1995 tax returns are but a sample of difficult news coverage for the Republican candidate,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of the FDU poll, PublicMind.

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