Clinton Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Trump In New ABC Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she meets attendees during a campaign stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Hillary Clinton jumped to a 12-point lead over Donald Trump in a ABC News poll out Sunday, earning 50 percent of the vote to the real estate mogul’s 38 percent.

The Democratic nominee’s double-digit lead comes after a chaotic few weeks for her Republican opponent, who has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by 11 women and earned widespread condemnation for playing coy on whether he will accept the results of the presidential election.

The ABC poll found that both of those issues helped crater his poll numbers among likely voters, with 69 percent saying they disapproved of his response to the sexual assault allegations and 65 percent disapproving of his refusal to say he will respect the outcome of the race.

In the four-way survey, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned 5 percent support and Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 2 percent.

While ABC has collaborated with the Washington Post on previous surveys, this tracking poll marked the first in a new series of daily tracking poll reports that ABC News will release through Election Day.

In the previous ABC-Post poll, released October 13, Clinton lead Trump by 4 points.

The Democratic nominee’s climbing poll numbers are consistent across a number of recent national surveys. Clinton leads Trump 50.1 percent to Trump’s 41.6 percent, according to TPM’s PollTracker Average.

The ABC poll was conducted Oct. 20-22 in English and Spanish among 874 likely voters. The margin of error was 3.5 percentage points.

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  1. So even after all her flubs - the accusations of sexual harassment, the mocking of special needs people, the constant drumbeat of barely suppressed racism, she’s still at 50%? What’s wrong with this country?

    Oh wait, those were his flubs?

    Never mind.

  2. Avatar for danf danf says:

    Clearly Donald’s only recourse at this point is to double down on jailing his accusers, insult even more women, and maybe secure a photo-op Vladimir Putin. Perhaps release a video of him using the “N” word to close the deal with minorities.

  3. Nice poll but we’ll need a couple more national polls to show similar numbers before I’ll believe this isn’t an outlier.

  4. Avatar for jsfox jsfox says:

    As much as I love the numbers in this poll I do have a problem with the the over sampling of Democrats by 9 points.

  5. Live interview natl polls
    Average: C+8.7
    Atl./PRRI: C+15
    ABC: C+12
    Mon.: C+12
    NBCWSJ: C+10
    CBS: C+9
    Selzer C+9
    Bg C+8
    Fox C+7
    Q C+7
    IBD T+2

    — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 23, 2016

    Looks right in line with nearly every other poll

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