Poll: Clinton leads by 8 points nationally
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE is up 8 points on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE nationally, according to a new poll released Friday.

Clinton has 42 percent support in the Reuters/Ipsos poll, with Trump at 34 percent. Another 23 percent wouldn't pick either candidate.

Clinton's lead over Trump slimmed slightly in a four-way match-up that included Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonGary Johnson: Trump admin marijuana policy shift could cost him reelection When pro-Clinton trolls went after me during the election Gary Johnson: I don’t want to be president anymore ‘because of Trump’ MORE and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. In that scenario, the poll found Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, at 41 percent and Trump, her GOP counterpart, at 34 percent. Johnson received 7 percent and Stein 2 percent.
 
The surveys of 1,118 and 1,119 likely voters, respectively, were conducted Aug. 14-18 online and each have a credibility interval of 3 percentage points.

Clinton has led in the survey the past several weeks, with her support ranging between 41 and 44 percent while Trump's has ranged between 33 and 39 percent.

Trump has sought to regain his footing in the race this week, delivering several carefully scripted speeches and overseeing a shake-up of his top campaign lieutenants.
 
Clinton has consistently led Trump in both national polls and in battleground states lately. Trump's campaign went up with its first general election TV ads on Friday.
 
Reuters noted that at this point in the 2012 race, President Obama was leading GOP nominee Mitt Romney by less than 2 points.