Hillary Clinton takes 12-point lead over Donald Trump

Clinton leads among voters of all education levels, but her three-point advantage with those without college degrees is smaller than her 20-point lead among voters with college degrees.

By: IANS | Washington | Updated: October 24, 2016 8:20 am
Hillary clinton, donald trump, us presidential elections, us elections leading, news, latest news, world news, international news The poll shows Clinton with 50 per cent support to Trump’s 38 per cent, with 5 per cent backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 per cent supporting the Green Party’s Jill Stein, according to reports. (source: AP)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over her rival Republican Donald Trump and has reached 50 per cent support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows. The poll shows Clinton with 50 per cent support to Trump’s 38 per cent, with 5 per cent backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 per cent supporting the Green Party’s Jill Stein, CNN reported.

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The poll comes on the heels of the third presidential debate, which a post-debate CNN/ORC snap poll showed Clinton won. The ABC News survey’s results show Clinton with a 20-point advantage among women, and a three-point edge with men — a group that has tilted toward Trump for most of the 2016 race.

Clinton leads among voters of all education levels — but her three-point advantage with those without college degrees is smaller than her 20-point lead among voters with college degrees. Trump’s strongest group remains white, non-college educated voters, who back him 55 per cent to 36 per cent.

The ABC News poll was conducted October 20-22 and includes 874 likely voters. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.