Donald Trump continues to defy the conventions of Republican presidential nominees, this time by polling behind Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton among high-income Americans in a new poll.
Among likely voters with household incomes of $100,000 or more, Trump falls four points behind Clinton in a two-way election contest, 46-42, according to the Bloomberg Politics Purple Slice poll released today.
Republican candidates have historically had success with voters with household incomes of $100,000, winning or tying among those voters since 1996, according to data from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University.
The trend of high-income voters choosing the Republican nominee also extends from 1976-1992, according to the Roper Center.
With third-party candidates included, Clinton maintains her four-point lead, 41-37, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent.
However, high-income Americans consider Trump to be preferred candidate for their personal investments, choosing the businessman over Clinton by nine points, 45-36.
The Bloomberg Politics poll was conducted online by Purple Strategies on Sept. 16-19 among 600 likely general election, all with household incomes of $100,000 or more. The margin of error for the results is plus or minus four percent.