Clinton’s lead over Trump triples in Wisconsin: Poll

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (left) and her Republican rival, Donald Trump
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (left) and her Republican rival, Donald Trump

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, has tripled in Wisconsin since July.

According to a Marquette University Law School poll released on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential nominee is now holding a double-digit lead over the real estate tycoon.

The survey shows the former secretary of state has 52 percent of the votes as compared to Trump having only a 37-percent support.

Clinton, who led Trump by just 4 percentage points in July, has now extended her advantage to 15 percentage points.

Seven percent of likely voters said they would vote for neither candidate, while 3 percent said they were undecided.

Clinton received 47 percent to Trump’s 34 percent in a four-candidate match-up. In that scenario, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson earned 9 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein bagged 3 percent. Four 4 percent said they were undecided and 2 percent chose neither candidate.

Clinton leading Trump in national poll

Meanwhile in a national poll, Clinton is leading Trump, according to the right-leaning Red Oak Strategic released on Wednesday.

Clinton leads Trump, 36.6 percent to 29.6 percent.

Clinton leads Trump by 7 percentage points, with 36.6 percent support to Trump’s 29.6 percent support.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson received 9.8 percent support.

Nearly 24 percent potential voters chose “other” or “don’t know.”

44% want Trump to withdraw

According to another poll, about half of US voters and nearly one-fifth of Republican voters want Trump to quit the race for the White House.

Some 19 percent of registered Republicans think the billionaire businessman should withdraw, 70 percent think he should stay in and 10 percent say they “don’t know,” according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

Among all registered voters, 44 percent want Trump to drop out, the survey found.

The poll, taken August 5-8, highlights profound divisions within the Republican Party over Trump’s candidacy.

To be sure, there is widespread voter discontent with both candidates, the Reuters poll found. Nearly 63 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view of Clinton.

Clinton and Trump are ranked among the most unpopular presidential candidates in America’s history, recent polls show.


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