National Poll: Clinton Leading Among Men for the First Time

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
October 19, 2016 Updated: October 19, 2016

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is leading among men in a national poll for the first time after polling behind Republican nominee Donald Trump all summer. 

In a four-way race, Clinton beats Trump among likely voters by 9 points, 47 percent to 38 percent, according to a Bloomberg Politics poll conducted between Oct. 14-17. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson takes 8 percent, and Green Party nominee gets 3 percent.

Clinton maintains her 9-point lead over Trump in a two-way race, 50 to 41 percent.

The poll comes after a 2005 tape released right before the second presidential debate revealed Trump speaking about kissing and touching women inappropriately, and the rash of sexual assault accusations from women that have emerged since.

More than half of likely voters (56%) said Trump’s issues with women, including the released audio, are a concern for them as they vote.

Clinton, who has had trouble with male voters, is now leading among men, the poll shows.

According to the poll, the Democrat is leading the Republican 46 percent to 44 percent in a two-way race. Among likely female voters, Clinton leads by 17 points, and by one point among white women.

The poll indicates losing support for Trump from critical voting demographics, including men and the less educated, as Election Day gets closer.

Those without college degrees who have strongly backed Trump are now leaning towards Clinton. She leads among the demographic over Trump, 48 percent to 44 percent. Among whites with college education, who have historically voted Republican, Clinton widened her lead by 13 points compared to a previous poll.

The survey results were released on the morning of the final presidential debate.