Reuters/Ipsos poll: Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in USA presidential race
Oct 03 2016 by Johnny Bowman
In the four-way race Clinton had 42%, Trump had 35%, Johnson had the support of 9% of MI likely voters and Stein had 3%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson remained steady at 8 percent.
Trump never prepared for debates in the primary season, and managed to vanquish 16 opponents, but people close to the campaign told the Times Trump began preparing for his matchup with Clinton more traditionally at first.
According to analysis of opinion polls by FiveThirtyEight, Clinton saw a two-point boost post-debate - doubling her lead in the race for the White House. Trump was strongest in the state's southwest, leading there 51% to 36%. "I don't think there was really anything comparable for Clinton to ask about, which perhaps in and of itself explains why all the polls have found she won by such a wide margin". The August Suffolk poll of Nevadans showed her with a slimmer lead of two points.
The Mason-Dixon poll was conducted between September 27 and 29, entirely after the first presidential debate which took place on Monday.
The poll surveyed 502 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
Going into debate night, 538.com reported the electoral vote race between the two was almost even and gave Trump a campaign season-high 46 percent chance of emerging as Barack Obama's White House successor.
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Among those who watched Monday's presidential debate, 57 percent said Mrs. Clinton won, 23 percent said Mr. Trump won, and 12 percent said it was a draw.
Eligible Nevada voters are able to participate in early voting from October 22 until November 4, just a few days following the final presidential debate held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on October 19.
Afterward, both candidates claimed victory.
On Tuesday afternoon, a Fox News executive sent a memo to staff that was leaked to Business Insider reminding them that online polls like the ones Trump touted should not be cited as though they were scientifically sound.
The Detroit News-WDIV poll surveyed 500 likely MI voters on Sept 27-28.