Clinton Leads Trump By 10 Points In Updated NBC/WSJ Post-Debate Poll


Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 10 points among likely voters nationally following the second presidential debate and amid the fallout from the leak of a 2005 tape revealing Trump’s predatory comments about women, according to a new poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal.

Clinton leads a head-to-head matchup by 10 points, 50-40, according to the poll. Taking into account third-party candidates, Clinton leads by nine points, 46-37, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent.

NBC/WSJ had released partial results of the poll on Monday that showing Clinton leading by 14 points, 52-38, among likely voters surveyed before the second presidential debate began. According to those partial results, Clinton led by 11 points in the four-way race, 46-35, with Johnson at 9 percent and Stein at 2 percent.

Poll results gathered after the debate narrowed Clinton’s lead in the poll, however, according to NBC News. Among respondents surveyed after the second debate concluded, Clinton led by seven points in a four-way matchup, resulting in a nine-point advantage for Clinton in the survey overall.

The last NBC/WSJ poll, conducted in mid-September, showed Clinton ahead seven points, 48-41, in a head-to-head matchup, and six points ahead, 43-37, when third-party candidates were included in the survey.

The complete NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Oct. 8-10 via live interview among 806 likely voters nationwide, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the national general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 49.4 to 40.5.

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