Poll: Clinton leads by 8 points nationally
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJeff Bridges: ‘I’m rooting’ for Trump as a human being Leading Pelosi critic Moulton once penned effusive praise for her: report Dems land top recruit for Ros-Lehtinen's Florida district MORE is up 8 points on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats target Trump's border wall in defense bill debate Obama ethics czar: Trump fundraiser at his DC hotel ‘illegal’ Trump trolling of Comey — Not presidential 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 JohnsonMueller to give first speech since taking on Russia probe Poll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again Open primaries are the answer to America’s election woes — so what are we waiting for? 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.