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Clinton grabs double-digit lead in first poll after Trump tape

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane in White Plains, New York October 10,2016 as she departs for a campaign event in Detroit, Michigan. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane in White Plains, New York October 10,2016 as she departs for a campaign event in Detroit, Michigan. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton jumped to a double-digit lead Monday over Donald Trump in the first poll carried out since the release of a recording in which the Republican bragged about groping women.

Clinton enjoys 46 percent support among likely voters against 35 percent for Trump in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, according to the NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey.

In a two-way race, Clinton’s lead over the real estate mogul expands to 14 points, 52 percent to 38 percent, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.


The poll was carried out after Friday’s release of the shocking audio recording of Trump speaking in 2005, but before Sunday night’s second presidential debate between him and Clinton.

A total of 52 percent of those polled said the recording should be a campaign issue, and 42 percent say it should not be.




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