Clin­ton’s lead widens

The Myanmar Times - - World -

DEMOCRAT Hil­lary Clin­ton has widened her lead over White House ri­val Don­ald Trump to eight points af­ter both par­ties’ nom­i­nat­ing con­ven­tions, ac­cord­ing to a Wash­ing­ton Post-ABC News poll out yes­ter­day.

Ms Clin­ton led Mr Trump 50 to 42 per­cent among reg­is­tered vot­ers, ac­cord­ing to the tele­phone sur­vey car­ried out Au­gust 1-4.

She got a strong bounce in the sup­port from her nom­i­na­tion – which un­like the frac­tious Repub­li­can con­ven­tion, showed a united party – but has also ben­e­fit­ted from ma­jor gaffes by Mr Trump.

Ahead of the nom­i­nat­ing con­ven­tions Ms Clin­ton had a four-point lead over Mr Trump, ac­cord­ing to a PostABC News sur­vey.

Among likely vot­ers, Ms Clin­ton’s lead is 51pc to 44pc, and in a race that in­cludes Lib­er­tar­ian Party can­di­date Gary John­son and Jill Stein from the Green Party, Ms Clin­ton leads Mr Trump 45-37pc, with Mr John­son at 8pc and Ms Stein at 4pc.

Ms Clin­ton and her run­ning mate, Sen­a­tor Tim Kaine, re­ceived the nom­i­na­tion to run for the November 8 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion dur­ing the July 25-28 Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia.

Mr Trump and his vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, In­di­ana Gov­er­nor Mike Pence, were nom­i­nated in the July 1821 Repub­li­can Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land, Ohio.

Mr Trump has been strug­gling af­ter a string of gaffes.

These in­clude urg­ing Rus­sia to find and re­lease emails that dis­ap­peared from Ms Clin­ton’s pri­vate server that she used as sec­re­tary of state, though he later said that he was be­ing sar­cas­tic.

Sat­is­fac­tion with both can­di­dates re­mains low: Nearly six in 10 reg­is­tered vot­ers said that they are un­happy with both Ms Clin­ton and Mr Trump as ma­jor party can­di­dates.

Bar­ring cam­paign or news de­vel­op­ments, the next op­por­tu­nity for the can­di­dates to shift their poll num­bers comes in the three pres­i­den­tial de­bates, sched­uled for late Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.

Seek­ing to ar­rest his sink­ing poll num­bers, Mr Trump re­versed course on Au­gust 5 and en­dorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-elec­tion, pleaded for Repub­li­can unity and pledged to work with the very party lead­ers he had ear­lier dis­missed as Wash­ing­ton’s in­ef­fec­tive es­tab­lish­ment fig­ures. –

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