Latest poll reveals Hillary Clinton leading by 12% points over Donald Trump

August 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton, US democratic presidential nominee, “trumps” rival Donald Trump by 12% points amid voters. This has been her strongest record this month, according to the new opinion poll by Reuters/Ipsos.

Latest poll reveals Hillary Clinton leading by 12% points over Donald Trump

The poll, held from August 18th to 22nd, released its results on Tuesday exhibiting 45 per cent of support from voters towards Clinton, in lieu of the November 8th election while 33% supported Trump.

Being a former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has been ahead of Trump, a businessman from New York, throughout most of the campaign this year. However, according to latest reports of the polling, her lead portrays a stronger degree of support over the past few weeks. Earlier this month, Clinton aced Trump by a range of 3 to 9 percentage points in the poll.

The poll also indicated that 22% of voters did not want to choose either candidate. Compared to the presidential election of 2012, between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, the lack of people’s support to this year’s poll is high.  "Those who are wavering right now are just as likely to be thinking about supporting a third-party candidate instead, and not between Clinton and Trump," expressed Tom Smith, director of Centre for the Study of Politics & Society at the University of Chicago.

Throughout the current polling, Clinton faced revived scrutiny regarding her way of handling classified emails in the past, when she served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. 

In another four-way poll that comprised of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party, Clinton had a smaller lead. 41% supported Clinton amidst likely voters, whereas 33% backed Trump. Johnson had 7% of supporters and Stein was backed by 2%. 

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was organized in English, and online, in all 50 states. Both the presidential polls consisted of 1,115 respondents and had a credibility interval. And an accuracy measure of 3 percentage points.

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