The first poll taken since the release of a 2005 tape in which Donald Trump can be heard bragging about grabbing women’s genitals shows the Republican nominee taking a significant hit among voters nationally.
Hillary Clinton leads Trump by 14 points, 52-38, in a head-to-head matchup among likely voters, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday.
The poll was conducted on Saturday and Sunday, after the 2005 tape of Trump’s vulgar comments about women was released, but before the Sunday night debate.
When third party candidates are added to the question, Clinton leads Trump by 11 points, 46-35, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 9 points and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 points.
Clinton doubled her lead over Trump in a head-to-head matchup since last month’s NBC/WSJ poll. In September, Clinton led Trump by seven points, 48-41, in a head-to-head matchup among likely voters. And when third party candidates were added to the question in the September NBC/WSJ poll, Clinton led Trump by six points, 43-37.
TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton leading Trump nationally 49.4-41.8.
The poll was conducted by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies. They surveyed 447 likely voters via phone with a margin of error plus or minus 4.64 percentage points.