Clinton Takes A Seven-Point Lead In Monmouth National Poll

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August 29, 2016 1:23 p.m.

Hillary Clinton comes out ahead by seven points in the latest national poll by Monmouth University, down from a 13-point lead in the last Monmouth poll in early August.

In a head to head match, Clinton leads Trump, 49-42, among likely voters.

When including third-party candidates, Clinton leads 46-39, with Gary Johnson at 7 percent and Jill Stein at 2 percent.

The latest poll shows Clinton’s lead over Trump shrunk since Monmouth’s poll from Aug. 4-7, where she was 13 points ahead of Trump, with Johnson at 7 percent and Stein at 2 percent, among likely voters.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted Aug. 25-28 over the phone among 689 likely voters surveyed nationally. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton leading Trump, 46.6 to 41.1.

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