Clinton Jumps to Huge Lead Over Trump in New National Polls

Hillary Clinton speaks on Aug. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo: John Gurzinski, AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton speaks on Aug. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo: John Gurzinski, AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton had a 15-point lead over Donald Trump in a national poll out Thursday following the Republican nominee’s insults of the parents of a fallen soldier and otherwise rocky week in his campaign.

The former secretary of State gained ground in the McClatchy-Marist poll, and Trump lost support. Clinton had the support of 48% of those surveyed, and Trump had 33%. Last month, Clinton had 42% while Trump had 33%.

When third-party candidates are included, Clinton’s lead held strong. She had 45%, and Trump had 31%, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 10% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 6%.

Clinton made gains with every ethnic and racial group, including whites and men, which Trump had led with previously.

The survey of 1,132 people was conducted via telephone Aug. 1-3. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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SOURCE: Eliza Collins 
USA Today