Clinton Leads By Eight Points In National Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at town hall meeting at White Mountain Community College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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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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