Clinton Claims More States in New Polls

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
August 5, 2016 Updated: August 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton is leading over Donald Trump in Florida, Georgia, and by 15 points nationwide, new polls show.


One of the deciding states, Florida, has Clinton beating Trump by six points, 48 percent to 42 percent, while 9 percent are undecided, according to a recent poll by Suffolk University. In a four-way race, which includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Clinton leads Trump 43 percent to 39 percent, while Johnson receives 4 percent, and Stein 3 percent, the poll conducted between Aug. 1-3 shows.


In Georgia, a red state, Clinton is leading 44 percent to 40 percent over Trump, with a 4-point margin of error, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted Aug. 1-4. The new numbers are a turning point for Clinton, who was trailing behind Trump in May as he led 45 percent to 41 percent. In a four-way scenario, Clinton beats Trump 41 percent to 38 percent, followed by 11 percent for Johnson, and 2 percent for Stein.

Clinton Leads in National Polls

Clinton has a 9-point lead over the real estate mogul, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll. The Democratic ticket beats the GOP ticket 47 percent to 38 percent. Last month the former secretary of state led 46 percent to 41 percent.

In another poll, the Democrat has a 15 point lead over Trump, 48 percent to 33 percent, according to the McClatchy-Marist national survey. Last month, Clinton had a slight lead over Trump, 42 percent to 39 percent.

Clinton soared among whites and men, a demographic vital to a Republican win, the survey conducted on Aug. 1 shows.

The Democrat is winning among moderates by 50 percent to 27 percent.

Only 1 Percent of Blacks Support Trump

Clinton has a bigger support among African Americans compared to Trump. The Republican had only 1 percent of support from blacks, while Clinton received 91 percent, the NBC/WSJ poll finds. In another survey, Clinton leaves the Republican far behind among African Americans by 93 percent to 2 percent, and with Latinos, 55 percent to 26 percent, according to the McClatchy-Marist poll.

Post-Convention Clinton bounce

Following the Democratic National Convention, Clinton has had a good week overall.

An online poll conducted by NBC News/Survey Monkey shows her in the lead by 8 points over Trump, 50 percent to 42 percent, up from a single-point difference last week.

The CNN/ORC International survey shows Clinton surpassing Trump by 9 points, 52 percent to 43 percent. She was falling behind Trump the previous week as he led by 3 points—48 percent to 45 percent.

A CBS News poll has Clinton leading by six points, 47 percent to 41 percent.

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. Clinton leads Donald Trump 45 percent to 42 percent in Arizona, a state that voted for a Democratic presidential candidate only once in the last 64 years, a Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights poll shows.

New polls also show that Clinton is leading in three swing states, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.