Poll: Clinton has 6-point lead over Trump
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE leads Republican rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE by 6 points nationally, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

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Clinton is favored by 48 percent of registered voters and Trump is backed by 42 percent, according to the poll.

The Democratic nominee's lead is down slightly from last week, when she led Trump by 8 points.

In a matchup including Libertarian Party nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonPoll: Older Arizona voters favor Trump Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences If weed is no longer a crime, why are people still behind bars? MORE and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Clinton has a 4-point lead over the Trump, 41 to 37 percent. Johnson has 11 percent support, and Stein has 5 percent.

Among independent voters, Clinton has a 4-point lead over Trump, 37 to 33 percent. 

The poll finds that 70 percent of independents who are now backing Clinton have supported someone else in the past six months. For independents supporting Trump, 64 percent say the same.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 22 to 28 among 24,104 adults who say they are registered to vote. The margin of error is 1 percentage point.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 5-point lead over Trump, 46.5 to 41.5 percent.