Clinton Surges Ahead In Post-Convention Poll From CBS News

Jae C. Hong

Hillary Clinton pulled ahead of Republican nominee Donald Trump by six points nationally following the Democratic National Convention, according to a CBS poll released Monday.

The Democratic nominee led 47-41 in the poll including leaning voters taken in the three days immediately following the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

The new CBS survey showed Clinton with a 46-39 lead when respondents who were leaning in favor of one of the candidates weren't included.

When third-party candidates were included, Clinton polled at 43 percent, Trump at 38 percent, and Libertarian Gary Johnson at 10 percent, when including leaning voters.

Trump had a single-point lead, 44-43, in the CBS poll released last week after the Republican convention in Cleveland.

A Morning Consult poll released Sunday also showed Clinton ahead of Trump following the Democratic convention, 43-40. The Morning Consult poll reversed Trump's four-point lead following the Republican convention.

The CBS poll surveyed 1,131 registered voters by telephone nationally from July 29-31, with a margin of error of plus or minus three points.

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