Clinton Leads By Eight Points In National Poll

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Hillary Clinton holds an eight-point lead over Donald Trump in a new national poll from George Washington University.

Clinton leads among likely national voters, 47-39, with Libertarian Gary Johnson following at 7 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein behind at 2 percent.

The new poll shows a leap ahead for Clinton, who led by just two points, 42-40, with Johnson at 11 percent and Stein at 3 percent, when GWU last polled the election at the end of August.

The GWU Battleground poll was conducted Oct. 8-13 via live telephone interview in conjunction with Republican pollster The Tarrance Group and Democratic pollster Lake Research Partners. The survey included 1,000 likely voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 44.7 to 42.

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Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a polling intern based in New York City. A Chicago native, she recently graduated from Ohio University, where she honed her skills in data journalism, politics and small-town journalism.
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