Poll: Clinton leads by 8 points nationally
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE is up 8 points on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia 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 JohnsonGary Johnson: I don’t want to be president anymore ‘because of Trump’ Gary Johnson ruling out 2020 bid: 'It does boil down to two political parties' Court: Excluding outside parties from presidential debates does not violate First Amendment 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.