SURGE: L.A. Times/USC Dornsife Poll: Trump 47%, Clinton 40%
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — A new USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times Presidential Election Poll released Wednesday shows Republican nominee Donald Trump with 47% support among likely voters, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with 40.4% — the largest lead for the Republican thus far in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump’s lead reflects a “bounce” following the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, but also continues a trend that began in the weeks before, with revelations by FBI director James Comey in early July that while she would not face criminal prosecution, Clinton had been “extremely reckless” with classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State.
Trump has led throughout most of the month, with the exception of a slight Clinton lead on July 20, which was the third day of the Republican convention and followed a 48-hour news cycle focusing on plagiarism in Melania Trump’s convention speech. – READ MORE