According to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is leading Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by 2 points. The new poll shows Trump holding a 41 percent lead over Clinton’s 39 percent.
However, other polls show the opposite, with RealClearPolitics putting Clinton at a 7.3 point lead of Trump (47.4 to 40.1), and another Rasmussen poll showing Clinton and Trump tied with both candidates taking 38 percent of the participant’s vote. In this survey, participants were allowed to answer whether they would stay home and not vote for either candidate.
The poll was conducted from April 27-28, 2016 and consisted of 1,000 participants who are likely to vote come election time.
According to the findings, 15 percent of participants would prefer voting for a different candidate and 5 percent of respondents said they were still undecided. The poll also found that Trump does almost twice as better with Democrats than Clinton does with Republicans.
From The Hill:
“Trump takes 15 percent support of Democrats in a general election match-up between Trump and Clinton, but Clinton takes just 8 percent of GOP voters.”
The poll heightened the support from each party for both candidates with Trump having the support of 73 percent of the Republican Party and Clinton having the support of 77 percent of the Democratic Party. The poll also had 91 percent of Democrats predicting that Clinton will get the party nomination and 89 percent of Republicans predicting that Donald Trump will get his party’s nod.
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