Clinton’s Post-Convention Bump Puts Her Well Ahead of Trump Now

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
August 2, 2016 Updated: August 2, 2016

The first polls following the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week show that Hillary Clinton outperformed Donald Trump’s post-convention bump, putting her 9 points ahead of him in one poll.

An online poll conducted by NBC News/Survey Monkey during and after the convention, July 25 to July 31, shows Clinton ahead of Trump. Clinton is on the lead by 8 points over Trump, 50 percent to 42 percent, up from a single-point difference last week.

Compared to two weeks ago, Clinton’s overall favorability rating increased by 5 points, from 15 percent to 20 percent. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters her favorability increased from 74 percent two weeks ago to 80 percent this week. Her unfavorable rating dipped among Democrats from 24 percent to 19 percent, the poll found.

Ahead of Trump

Another post-DNC poll, the CNN/ORC International survey which was conducted over the weekend, shows Clinton surpassing Trump by 9 points, 52 percent to 43 percent. The poll is a turning point for Clinton after trailing behind Trump the previous week as he led by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent.

CBS News poll conducted between July 29 to July 31 shows Clinton on the lead by six points, 47 percent to 41 percent.

A Win For Clinton in Utah

In a surprising Utah poll, a state which has voted Republican for decades, a Hinckley Institute/Salt Lake Tribune survey shows the Democrats in the lead. Clinton is ahead by one point, 36 percent to 35 percent, according to KUTV.

Although both candidates are on the verge of a tie, the one-point advantage by Clinton is as close as a candidate from her party has been to winning that state in more than half a century.

Clinton might have had some help from Republican Mitt Romney, who resides in Utah and has strongly criticized Trump, as well as Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who led the “Never Trump” delegates at the Republican National Convention.

Country Divided

Eighty percent of Americans say the country is greatly divided when it comes to important values, according to a poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, while 85 percent say the United States is increasingly divided by politics.

The recent survey also found that Americans think neither Clinton nor Trump are capable of uniting the country, with 43 percent saying the Democrat would lead to a more divided nation if elected, and 73 percent saying the country will be more divided if Trump is president.

COLUMBUS, OH - JULY 31:  Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Tim Kaine (D-VA) greet supporters during a campaign rally at Fort Hayes Vocational School on July 31, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are wrapping up their three-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) greet supporters during a campaign rally at Fort Hayes Vocational School in Columbus, Ohio, on July 31, 2016. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At the DNC convention, several high-profile speakers, such as Vice President Joe Biden, First lady Michelle Obama, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were among those who attacked Trump and called on Americans to vote for Clinton.