Clin­ton tops Trump in new na­tional polls

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US Demo­cratic nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton emerges from the first pres­i­den­tial de­bate with a com­fort­able lead over Repub­li­can ri­val Don­ald Trump in the race for the White House, new na­tional polls show.

Ac­cord­ing to NBC News/Sur­vey­Mon­key Weekly Elec­tion Track­ing Poll re­leased yes­ter­day, Clin­ton holds a 6-point lead over Trump 46 per­cent to 40 per­cent.

Lib­er­tar­ian pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Gary John­son holds steady with 9 per­cent, and Green Party can­di­date Jill Stein gets 3 per­cent.

The for­mer US sec­re­tary of state clinches 50 per­cent in a head-to-head matchup, but still leads the billionaire by 6 points.

She leads Trump by 8 per­cent among fe­male vot­ers, 52 per­cent to 34 per­cent. Trump leads the for­mer First Lady by 17 points, 52 per­cent to 35 per­cent, among married men, but when it comes to men who have never been married, she re­cap­tures the lead, 51 to 28 per­cent.

Clin­ton leads Trump by dou­ble dig­its among mothers, but fa­thers sup­port Trump by a sim­i­lar mar­gin.

Ac­cord­ing to a new CNN/ORC poll, also re­leased yes­ter­day, Clin­ton is lead­ing Trump by five points, 47 per­cent to 42 per­cent, among likely vot­ers. John­son gets 7 per­cent and Stein 2 per­cent.

The poll comes eight days af­ter the first pres­i­den­tial de­bate be­tween the two can­di­dates on Septem­ber 26, which be­came the most-watched pres­i­den­tial face-off in the his­tory of US elec­tions.

Dur­ing the fiery face-off, Clin­ton ac­cused Trump of racism, sex­ism and tax avoid­ance, putting the real es­tate ty­coon on the de­fen­sive for much of the 90-minute de­bate at Hof­s­tra Univer­sity in Hemp­stead, New York.

In the first Politico/Morn­ing Con­sult poll af­ter the de­bate, 49 per­cent of the re­spon­dents thought Clin­ton had won. — PressTV.

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