Presidential races

Clinton leads Trump by 4 points in national poll

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 4 points in a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday that includes third-party candidates.

Forty-one percent of registered voters lean toward or support Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, while 37 percent back Trump, the Republican.

Another 10 percent support Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, and 4 percent are behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

{mosads}Clinton holds a 19-point lead among women, 49 percent to 30 percent, but Trump is ahead by 12 points among men, 45 percent to 33 percent.

Clinton leads 59 percent to 21 percent among those with postgraduate degrees, and Trump leads 41 percent to 36 percent among those with some or no college experience.

A majority of registered voters, 55 percent, say Trump would make a poor or terrible president, compared with 45 percent who say the same of Clinton.

Thirty-one percent say Clinton would make a good or great president, while 27 percent say the same of Trump. The rest consider the candidates to be average.

Trump supporters overwhelmingly say, 81 percent to 11 percent, that life is worse now for Americans than it was 50 years ago.

Clinton supporters largely take the opposing view, with 59 percent saying life is better than five decades ago and 19 percent saying it is worse.

The survey of 2,010 adults, including 1,557 registered voters, was conducted Aug. 9-16 with a margin of error of 2.5 points for the total sample and 2.8 points for registered voters.

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