Clinton Expands Lead In Suffolk U National Poll Following Debates

Andrew Harnik

Hillary Clinton leads by 10 points nationally following the final presidential debate, according to a new poll from Suffolk University/USA Today.

Clinton comes out ahead of Donald Trump, 49-39, in a head-to-head poll of likely voters nationwide.

Including third-party candidates, Clinton holds a nine-point lead, 47-38, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 4 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent.

Clinton gained a few points since Suffolk University/USA Today last polled nationally at the end of August, before all three debates were conducted. At that time, Clinton led +7 and now she leads +10 in a head-to-head match, and when third-party candidates are included, Clinton went from +7 ahead in August to +9 ahead today.

The Suffolk University/USA Today poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters nationwide via live telephone interview from Oct. 20-24, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

TPM's PollTracker Average for the general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 48.2 to 40.6.

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