Bloomberg: Clinton Leads Trump By 9 Points Ahead Of Final Debate

Andrew Harnik

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump 50-41 among likely voters ahead of Wednesday’s final presidential debate, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll.

This nine-point advantage holds when third-party candidates are taken into account, with Clinton leading 47 percent to Trump’s 38 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns 8 percent of the vote, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein takes 3 percent.

These results are in keeping with a number of other recent national surveys showing Clinton with a comfortable lead after a leaked video of Trump boasting about groping women prompted a number of women to come forward with sexual harassment allegations against him.

According to pollster J. Ann Selzer, who conducted the Bloomberg survey, Clinton has in recent weeks boosted her support among groups that formerly backed Trump.

“This poll shows movement toward Clinton with all the right groups it takes to win—including men and those without a college degree,” Selzer told Bloomberg. “Their alignment with Clinton is a formidable change in the algebra.”

The Democratic nominee leads her Republican rival 49.5 to 41.9 percent, according to TPM’s PollTracker average.

Bloomberg’s poll was conducted among 1,006 likely voters between Oct. 14-17. The margin of error was 3.1 percentage points.

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