Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton jumped to a double-digit lead today over Donald Trump in the first poll carried out since the release of a recording in which the Republican bragged about groping women. Clinton enjoys 46 per cent support among likely voters against 35 per cent for Trump in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, according to the NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey.
In a two-way race, Clinton’s lead over the real estate mogul expands to 14 points, 52 per cent to 38 per cent, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
The poll was carried out after Friday’s release of the shocking audio recording of Trump speaking in 2005, but before yesterday night’s second presidential debate between him and Clinton. A total of 52 per cent of those polled said the recording should be a campaign issue, and 42 per cent say it should not be.