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US elections: Americans split between Trump and Clinton, says new poll

PTI
Published May 17, 2016, 9:18 pm IST
Updated May 17, 2016, 9:18 pm IST
Clinton has a massive 75 point lead over Trump when it comes to Black voters and 37 point lead among Hispanics.
Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from five points last week to three points this week to 48 per cent to 45 per cent. (Photo: AP)
 Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from five points last week to three points this week to 48 per cent to 45 per cent. (Photo: AP)

Washington: Americans are almost equally split between real estate tycoon Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the November presidential elections as the latest poll shows that the Democratic front-runner is just three percentage ahead of the presumptive Republican nominee.

Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from five points last week to three points this week to 48 per cent to 45 per cent," NBC News/Survey Monkey said as it released its latest weekly online tracking poll.

 

Trump emerged as the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee after his massive victory in the Indiana primary elections early this month. Clinton is yet to gain that status as she is facing a tough battle from Senator Bernie Sanders. Given her advantage in the delegate count, she is expected to reach that stage soon, political analysts feel.

Releasing its weekly online tracking poll ahead of the primaries in Oregon and Kentucky, NBC News/Survey Monkey said Clinton has a massive 75 point lead over Trump when it comes to Black voters and 37 point lead among Hispanics. On the other hand, Trump leads Clinton by 14 points among white voters. However, Trump trails Clinton by 15 points among women voters, it said.

 

The Tracking Poll was conducted online from May 9 through May 15 among 14,100 adults, including 12,507 who say they are registered to vote.

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