Trump Sees Mixed Convention Bump In National Polls

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Coming out of the Republican convention, Donald Trump took the lead from Hillary Clinton in a CNN/ORC national poll and in a CBS News poll of registered voters released on Monday morning.

Trump leads Clinton by three points, 48-45, after Clinton led Trump by 7 points, 49-42 in the CNN/ORC poll released earlier in July.

When third party candidates are introduced in the question in the CNN/ORC poll, it’s Trump 44, Clinton 39, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson 9, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 3.

Trump also saw a boost in favorability. In Monday’s CNN/ORC poll, 46 percent of voters had a positive view of Trump, up from 39 percent before the convention.

In the CBS poll released on Monday, Trump led Clinton by one point, 43-42, including voters who are leaning toward Trump or Clinton. When not including voters who only lean toward a candidate, Trump and Clinton tied 42-42, compared to a 40-40 tie in the CBS News poll released earlier in July.

When Johnson is added to the question, it’s Trump 40, Clinton 39, and Johnson 12.

Trump’s favorability also saw a bump in the CBS poll — 34 percent viewed Trump favorably, up from 30 percent earlier in July.

ORC International surveyed 882 registered voters July 22-24 via phone with a margin of error plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

For the CBS poll, SSRS of Media, PA surveyed 1,118 registered voters July 22-24 via phone with a margin of error plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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