Clinton Holds Solid Nine Point Lead In NBC/WSJ Poll

NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Clinton with a 9-point lead over Trump, 47 percent to 38 percent. Among independents, Clinton leads by a narrow 42%-40%. The survey found 54 percent of Florida voters had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, with just 36 percent saying they had a favorable opinion.

That margin has also grown since their poll last month, which had Clinton at 46% and Trump at 41%.

In New Hampshire, much of the same.

Trump's hard week began with his feud with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim American parents of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in the Iraq War in 2004.

"There's a very close relationship between the votes for Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump", Koczela told WBUR.

The former secretary of state is attracting 12 percent support from Republican voters.

Moreover, giving voters the option of selecting Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson or Green Party candidate Jill Stein leaves Clinton the same 9 percentage-point margin.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, speaking to reporters after introducing Clinton at a campaign event in his home state of Nevada, said he is anxious Democrats could become overconfident.

Clinton had pulled well ahead of Trump on the heels of the Democratic National Convention last week, where she became the first woman to accept the US presidential nomination from a major political party. In CNN's poll, a slight majority of Republicans who back Trump do so because they support him, 51 percent to the 46 percent who oppose Clinton. She got support from 89 percent of Democrats, while Donald Trump got 93 percent of the vote from Republicans.

Eager to change their minds, Trump unleashed a torrent of insults at Clinton throughout the day.

F&M reported that 74 percent of respondents said they watched the Democratic convention and 71 percent viewed the Republican one.

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump only reaches 40 percent support in the 60 or older group.

If Hillary Clinton is elected president in November, Republicans may look back on the week just passed as a turning point in the race. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters.

But the current Real Clear Politics average of all polls shows Clinton to be up by 5.9 points, and Trump suffering from a steep decline. In a four-way contest, Clinton is at 43% and Trump at 39%, with Johnson at 4% and Stein at 3%.

Hillary Clinton is now leading in every state that she mentioned. And according to the poll, 30% of self-identifying Michigan Republicans are not backing Trump. The poll found that in those west and southwest regions of MI, critical for flipping MI red, Johnson is drawing 10% and 16% support, respectively.

The Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll was conducted from July 29 through August 1, surveying 600 likely MI voters. "The polls will come down and I think it will tighten up a little bit, but I still think Hillary is ahead at this point".

Pollsters say, more significantly, a breakdown of the data also shows Clinton leading in the Republican strongholds of west and southwest MI. He also questioned why Khan's wife did not speak at the convention, suggesting it was because she was required to be subservient to her husband due to their Muslim faith.

Both candidates score net negative favorability ratings, though again, Clinton's numbers are marginally better.

"He is going to have to start convincing people that he is qualified for the presidency and has the temperament for the presidency", said University of Virginia political analyst Kyle Kondik.

And asked to rank the issues shaping the race, Floridians listed terrorism and national security as the most important, followed by jobs and the economy, and the selection of Supreme Court nominees.

The McClatchy-Marist survey reached 983 registered voters between August 1-3 and was statistically significant within 3.1 percent.

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