Poll: Clinton up 9 points on Trump nationwide

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE commands a 9-point lead over Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE nationwide in their battle for the White House, according to a new poll.

Clinton leads Trump 47 percent to 38 percent in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Thursday.


The poll is the latest to suggest that Clinton is enjoying a significant post-convention bounce in the polls. CBS News and CNN earlier this week released polls showing Clinton, who had been behind Trump before the Democratic National Convention, with new leads over her Republican rival.

The Democratic nominee retains her edge over Trump when the race becomes a four-person contest. There Clinton takes 45 percent to Trump’s 34 percent, leaving the GOP’s presidential nominee still trailing her by 9 points. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE ranks third with 10 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein nabs 5 percent.

Clinton led Trump by 46 percent to 41 percent in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll last month.

Thursday’s results found Clinton and Trump remain deeply unpopular among voters.

Thirty-seven percent see Clinton positively, while 53 percent view the former secretary of State negatively. Trump fares even worse, with 28 percent of voters viewing him positively and 61 percent negatively.

NBC News/The Wall Street Journal conducted its latest sampling of 800 registered voters nationwide via cell and landline telephone interviews from July 31-Aug. 3. It has a 3.5 percent margin of error.

A separate McClatchy-Marist poll also released Thursday found Clinton leads Trump by 15 points nationwide.