Poll Shows Clinton Leading in 3 Battleground States
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in three swing states, while nearly one-in-five Republicans wants the real estate mogul to drop out of the presidential race, recent polls say.
In Pennsylvania, the Democrat has strengthened her lead over Trump to 11 points among registered voters, 48 percent to 37 percent, according to a new post-convention NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll conducted between Aug. 3-7. Before the DNC convention Clinton was ahead of Trump 45 percent to 36 percent.
In Ohio, Clinton leads over Trump by five points, 43 percent to 38 percent. The candidates were both tied at 39 percent before the conventions.
Clinton toured Pennsylvania and Ohio for three days immediately after the Democratic National Convention.
Meanwhile, in Iowa, another battleground state, Clinton leads Trump by four points, 41 percent to 37 percent. The difference is one point higher than last month’s Clinton 3-point lead in the state, 42 percent to 39.
However, the polls show that both Trump and Clinton are still unpopular in those states.
In Pennsylvania, Clinton had a 43 percent positive view from registered voters, compared to 53 percent negative, while Trump had 31 percent positive, 63 percent negative.
The Democrat had a 36 percent positive view from registered voters in Ohio and 60 percent negative. Trump was at 31 percent positive and 62 percent negative.
In Iowa, Clinton had a 36 percent favorable view and 58 percent negative, while the GOP candidate had 31 percent positive and 64 percent negative.
Calls for Trump to Leave Race
Almost a fifth of registered Republicans want Trump to exit the race, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday finds. Nineteen percent think the GOP candidate should drop out, while 70 percent say he should continue, and 10 percent are undecided.
The poll, which was conducted between Aug. 5-8, came after Trump’s comments about the Muslim American parents of a slain U.S. soldier. The comments drew criticism from both sides of the aisle with top GOP officials publicly stating their support for the Khan family.
Meanwhile, about 44 percent of all registered voters want Trump to drop out of the race.