Clinton Holds 8 Point Lead Over Trump In National Tracking Poll

Riccardo Savi/Sipa USA

Hillary Clinton held on to her significant lead over Donald Trump in the NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly tracking poll out Tuesday, taking 50 percent of the vote among registered voters to Trump’s 42 percent.

This marks a one-point drop from her 50-41 lead in last week’s survey, suggesting the Republican nominee’s recent shakeup of senior staff and rhetorical olive branches to minorities have not changed voters’ opinions.

In a four-way matchup, Clinton’s lead falls to five points. The Democratic nominee secured 43 percent of the vote, compared to 38 percent for Trump, 11 percent for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnsonand five percent for Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

The poll was conducted Aug. 15-21 among 17,459 registered voters. The margin of error was 1.1 percentage points.

TPM’s PollTracker Average has Clinton ahead of Trump 45.7 percent to 40.4 percent.

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