Bloomberg poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 points
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE leads Republican rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE by 6 points in a head-to-head national matchup, according to a new poll.


Clinton leads Trump — 50 to 44 percent — in a Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday morning that shows the former secretary of State maintaining her post-convention bounce.

Clinton’s lead over Trump drops to 4 points — 44 to 40 percent — when Libertarian 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 and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are factored into the race. Johnson picks up 9 percent in that scenario, while Stein gets four percent.

The poll found that 94 percent of Democrats support Clinton, including 93 percent of the Democrats who backed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP ramps up attacks on SALT deduction provision Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal MORE’s (I-Vt.) White House bid. Trump, meanwhile, is supported by 87 percent of Republicans.

Clinton sees support from majorities of non-whites, those in the Northeast, voters under the age of 35, unmarried voters, college-educated voters and women.

Trump has majority support from white men without college degrees, Evangelicals and non-college educated voters.

The Bloomberg poll of 749 likely voters, conducted Aug. 5–8, has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

Clinton leads Trump by 8 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, 47.8 percent to 39.9 percent.

This report was updated at 7:27 a.m.