Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 9 points
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up MORE has a 9-point lead over Republican rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat O'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms MORE, according to a new Morning Consult poll.


The poll, released Sunday, says 46 percent of registered voters favor Clinton, while 37 percent support Trump.

In a poll conducted in late July, Clinton had only a 3-point lead over the GOP nominee, 43 percent to 40 percent.

The poll also found that about 60 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, up 3 percentage points from the survey taken a week ago. Only 36 percent have a favorable view of him.

For Clinton, 55 percent have an unfavorable view of her, and 42 percent have a favorable view of the Democratic nominee.

Voters in military households still favor Trump over Clinton, 48 percent to 36 percent.

When Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonTrump's GOP challenger: 'I may be reduced' to debating Alec Baldwin Amash won't rule out Libertarian challenge to Trump Buzz grows Amash will challenge Trump as a Libertarian MORE and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are included, Clinton maintains a lead over Trump, 41 percent to 33 percent. In that match-up, Johnson is favored by 9 points and Stein by 5 points.

The poll was conducted Aug. 4-5 among a national sample of 2,001 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 points.

Several recent polls have shown Clinton increasing her lead. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls has the Democratic nominee with a 7-point lead over Trump, 47.5 percent to 40.5 percent. 

Trump faced criticism for several comments he has made over the past few weeks, including attacking the family of Capt. Humayun Khan, a U.S. soldier killed in 2004 in Iraq.