Clinton Leading Trump by 5 in Final Weeks of Campaign

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her opponent Donald Trump by 5 points in the final two weeks of the campaign for the White House. Clinton’s support is now just short of the 50% mark, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll.

The poll was conducted from October 20-23 and included a random national sample of 1,017 adults. Among those, 779 were likely voters.

Clinton is leading Trump 49% to 44% among likely voters. Just 2% of voters are for Jill Stein of the Green Party, while 3% support Libertarian Gary Johnson.

In the days following the third and final presidential debate, Trump has bolstered his support among whites without college degrees, while Clinton has expanded her base to include more young voters and minorities.

Among voters under the age of 45, Clinton’s support is at 53%. Her support was at 47% among young voters in the previous CNN/ORC poll. Trump leads Clinton by four points in the 50-64 age group.

Trump has expanded his support among white voters to 54%, up from 49% in the previous poll. Clinton’s support has widened amongst minority voters, which is now at 72%.

The Democratic nominee’s lead widens among women, with Clinton at 53% and Trump at 41%. Among males, Trump holds a 3-point lead, 48% to 45%.

Fewer voters are supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson, with his numbers slipping from 7% to 3%.

Written by Andrew


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