Monmouth Pre-Election Poll: Clinton Leads By Six Points Nationally

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November 7, 2016 11:32 a.m.

Hillary Clinton holds a six-point advantage over Donald Trump nationally before Nov. 8, according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Clinton leads the head-to-head match by six points, 50-44, among likely voters including leaning votes.

The former Secretary of State holds the same lead, 50-44, when third-party candidates are included, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 4 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 1 percent.

Her lead in the Monmouth poll is similar both Fox News and CBS/NYT national polls released this morning, both showing Clinton ahead by four points nationally in head-to-head and four-way matches.

Clinton’s lead has narrowed since Monmouth University polled the national general election in mid-October. Her lead moved from +12 in October to +6 in both the head-to-head and third-party inclusive races.

The Monmouth University poll surveyed 748 likely voters nationwide from Nov. 3-6 via live telephone interview, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 47.5 to 43.1.

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