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Clinton Leads Trump By 6 Points After Democratic Confab: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

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Clinton Leads Trump By 6 Points After Democratic Confab: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with former president Bill Clinton at East High School in Youngstown, Ohio, July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Nearly 41 percent of likely voters favor Clinton, 35 percent favor Trump, and 25 percent picked “Other,” according to the new July 25-29 online poll of 1,043 likely voters, which overlapped with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The poll has a credibility interval of 4 percentage points.

The presidential tracking poll reflects a slight change of wording from previous surveys, replacing the “Neither/Other” option given to respondents with just “Other.” An internal review had found the word “Neither” has, at times, siphoned support away from one or the other candidate.

Former Secretary of State Clinton delivered an upbeat keynote address at the Democratic convention on Thursday night, as she became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination from a major party.

In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year-old career in the public eye, Clinton, 68, cast herself as a steady leader at a “moment of reckoning” for the country, and contrasted her character with what she described as Trump’s dangerous and volatile temperament.

Trump, a 70-year-old New York businessman and former reality TV show host who has never held political office, responded in a Twitter post late on Thursday that “Hillary’s vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety.”

Both candidates were on the campaign trail on Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a hotly contested general election battle.

A separate Reuters/Ipsos survey that provided respondents with the option to choose from Clinton, Trump, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, has Clinton and Trump tied at 37 percentage points.

Of the alternative party candidates, Johnson came in third with 5 percentage points, followed by Stein at 1 percentage point, according to the July 25-29 survey of 1,426 likely voters, which has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points.


Photo: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with former president Bill Clinton at East High School in Youngstown, Ohio, July 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein



  1. Dominick Vila August 1, 2016

    Post convention bumps are meaningless. Poll results will become a good indicator of what may happen in November after Labor Day.
    In the interim, we have two candidates with an uncanny ability to put their feet in their mouths. Trump’s comment about the Khan family, and about the Russians in the Crimea and Ukraine were bizarre and obnoxious, to put it mildly. Hillary’s assertion that FBI Director Comey did not confirm that she had sent/received classified information was plain dumb. She either did not listen to what Mr. Comey said, or has a very short memory. Had she said that Mr. Comey pointed out that the 3 e-mails in question did not have proper markings, and only had (c) in the text of messages dealing with her meeting appointments, she would have been on solid ground. She chose to deny the obvious, and by so doing she gave Trump ammunition he does not deserve.

    1. jmprint August 1, 2016

      The ammunition that Trump has against Hilliary is the size of a BB pallet, but the ammunition against Trump is the size of a cannon ball.

      1. ivory69690@yahoo.com August 1, 2016

        yup like what should be shot through his head

      2. InformedVoter August 1, 2016

        Hello racist and bigot. You can’t possibly imagine the volume and size of the ammunition Trump has. As wikileaks said, there are many more emails to be released very soon and it will make the Dems run for cover.

        1. jmprint August 1, 2016

          Hello village idiot. My knees are starting to shake, how could I possibly run, I might need your help? Smart republican are running from Trump, faster then my shaking knees, what are you gonna do to help them?

    2. I of John August 1, 2016

      Generally post convention bumps are meanless except if there is no bump at all.

      1. dpaano August 1, 2016

        Would you consider Trump’s 2% bump as being “NO bump at all?” I would!! He barely raised the bar!

        1. I of John August 2, 2016

          I would be concerned if I were him. Looks like it is dawning him too from what have read lately.

    3. A. D. Reed August 1, 2016

      What Comey said in his sworn testimony was that there was no indication whatsoever that she had received or sent classified information. That was UNDER OATH, Dominick. What he said in his press conference — not under oath — was completely contradicted by his sworn testimony to Congress two days later. So, sorry, she did not make a “dumb” statement, but simply spoke the truth.

      1. InformedVoter August 1, 2016

        Sorry but you are wrong! Comey confirmed that Hillary had in fact received classified information. Anyone other than Hillary would have been indicted. The Clinton crime family threatened Comey. When Trump wins in November, Hillary will be charged and Comey will spill the beans to add to Hillary’s prison time.

        1. A. D. Reed August 1, 2016

          Wake up, uninformed voter. Here’s the direct quotation of Comey’s statement when he was UNDER OATH about that “classified information”

          from Politico:

          Asked about the three documents with the “c” markings suggesting that the lines included classified information, Comey told Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) that they were not properly marked in accordance with the State manual.

          “According to the manual, if you’re going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document, right?” Cartwright asked, to which Comey responded in the affirmative.

          Asked whether there was a header that contained the “c” in the text, Comey said the “c” denoting classified material “was in the body in the text but there was no header on the email or in the text.”

          “So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert at what’s classified and what’s not classified and we’re following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified,” Cartwright remarked. “Am I correct in that?”

          Comey called it a “reasonable inference.”

          Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/james-comey-testimony-clinton-email-225224#ixzz4G7JFiMnq
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          1. InformedVoter August 1, 2016

            Your information source is tainted and you know it. There were over 2000 emails that were classified, with over 1000 clearly marked classified. There were over a dozen marked with higher than classified. This is what is meant by the left twisting the facts. Trump’s most recent comments about the record number of illegals in 2016. The left media and fact checkers immediately claimed Trump was wrong, but then they were “forced” to admit Trump was right, but never changed their “fact check sources” and show that Trump was wrong. So tell me again about your inaccurate fact checking source and how you just blindly believe their lies. Low information would certainly describe you.

          2. A. D. Reed August 1, 2016

            Mine is James Comey, the Republican director of the FBI, who testified under oath that there were only three, and that they were erroneously marked.

          3. InformedVoter August 3, 2016

            You are wrong! There were over 2000 classified documents, over 1200 top secret documents and the three you refer to were even higher than top secret.

  2. dpaano August 1, 2016

    Did we not expect this? I knew after her speech that the polls would spiral upward for Hillary! Her speech, and that of President Obama and ex-President Clinton were uplifting (as opposed to the dull and boring rant by the Republican candidate)!


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