Clinton Takes A 19-Point Lead Over Trump In Virginia Poll


Hillary Clinton expanded her considerable lead over Donald Trump among voters in her vice president’s home state of Virginia in the latest Roanoke College poll.

Clinton carried the race by 19 percent, 55-36, among likely Virginia voters, according to the poll conducted Aug. 7-17.

When third party candidates were included, Clinton led by 16 percent, 48-32, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 8 percent and Green Party’s Jill Stein polling at 3 percent.

The Roanoke College poll was conducted Aug. 7-17 over the phone among 803 likely Virginia general election voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

The poll showed a massive jump for Clinton since Roanoke last polled Virginia likely voters. The two presidential candidates were tied at 38 percent in the late May poll.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the general election in Virginia shows Clinton leading Trump, 52.7 to 38.6.

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