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Poll: Clinton holds double-digit lead over Trump

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Hillary Clinton now boasts a double-digit edge over Donald Trump in their battle for the presidency, according to a new poll.

Clinton leads Trump by 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent, in the NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released Tuesday.

{mosads}That’s the biggest spread since the tracking poll began asking about the general election matchup in May. But Clinton’s advantage over Trump shrinks to 6 points when third-party candidates enter the picture.

Clinton tops Trump, 44 percent to 33 percent, in that scenario, followed by Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, with 10 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with 4 percent.

NBC News/Survey Monkey conducted its latest sampling of 11,480 adults who say they are registered to vote via online interviews Aug. 1–7. It has a 1.2 percentage point margin of error.

Clinton boasted an 8-point edge over Trump during last week’s version of the poll, NBC reported.

Clinton’s lead jumped from 1 point to 8 after becoming her party’s presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention last month.

Multiple polls released last week showed Clinton expanding her lead over Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee.

Clinton leads Trump by roughly 7 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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