Clinton Builds Lead on Trump


A new national poll from Fox News finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 7 percentage points among likely voters. He described the remarks, which first surfaced on Friday, as "locker room" banter and apologised to Americans.

Trump's campaign is now openly signaling it will spend the election's final month re-litigating Bill Clinton's marital affairs and unproven charges of sexual assault, as well as his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's unverified role in intimidating the women who were involved. Another 18 per cent said they would not support either candidate.

Trump's campaign spokesman, Jason Miller, called the story "fiction" and co-ordinated "character assassination".

At a campaign stop in Detroit, Clinton laid out her economic plans, including raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing equal pay for women, and making sure students can graduate from college debt-free.

Half said Clinton does not show good judgment and 70 percent said Trump does not show good judgment. Also, 63 percent said they are uncomfortable with Trump being president and 53 percent said the same about Clinton.

The second presidential debate was flooded with tension, insults and snide exchanges between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

One poll, conducted by Marist College and sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showed Trump, a Republican, beating Clinton, a Democrat, 42 percent to 41 percent.

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Trump's 2005 comments were part of an Access Hollywood segment and he did not realize his microphone was on as he talked with host Billy Bush. "When you're a star they let you do it", he is heard saying. The gap is slightly larger among men (46% to 26%).

Has Trump lost the support of women voters? And the Washington Post notes Democrats in are linking Republicans to Trump with the goal of retaking control of the House. Among women, Clinton's lead over Trump rose from nine to 33 points between Thursday and Sunday.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll is conducted online in English in all 50 states.

The poll was conducted from October 5 to 9 among 1,327 voters.

What's worse is that the poll found that the majority of voters believe the Republican Party is widely divided. The poll has a credibility interval of 2%. That explains why the two candidates, who have little in common in terms of political ambitions and agenda, only have about 40 percent or so of public support, according to the most recent opinion poll.

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