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Clinton Takes the Lead Over Trump In Post-Convention National Poll

clinton kaineIn a post-convention poll carried out by CNN and ORC InternationalHillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in a two-way national race 52% to 43%.

The poll was carried out from Jul. 29 to Jul. 31 and shows a 7-point surge in support for the Democratic nominee, following the most recent CNN/ORC poll, taken the week before the DNC, which showed Clinton behind at 45% to 48%.

The poll comes out the same day as a Gallup poll that showed that Trump’s standing had actually dropped after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, in a historical first.

CNN Polling Director Jennifer Agiesta writes:

Besides improving her standing against Trump, Clinton’s convention appears to have boosted the share of Americans who think her policies will move the country in the right direction (from 43% before either convention to 48% now), while Trump’s right direction number held roughly steady following the back-to-back political gatherings in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Further, a majority of Clinton’s backers now say their vote is more to show support for her than to oppose Trump, a sharp shift since early May. Back then, 48% said their vote was one of support for the former secretary of state, 58% say so now. While Trump also improved his numbers on that metric, his voters are more evenly divided, with 47% saying they’re backing him to show support and 50% saying it’s more to oppose Clinton.

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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