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.
SOURCE: Eliza Collins