Poll: Clinton has 8-point lead over Trump
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Ex-Clinton aide: Dems should make 2020 'about integrity' Trump mounts Rust Belt defense MORE holds an 8-point lead over Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Online Tracking Poll.

Clinton is favored by 50 percent of registered voters, while Trump is backed by 42 percent, according to the poll.


Clinton held a similar 9-point lead in last week's poll.

The Democratic nominee has been consistently polling ahead of Trump in national polls since the Democratic National Convention last month.

In a four-way matchup, Clinton holds a 5-point lead over Trump, 43 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonPotential GOP primary challenger: Trump's 'contempt for the American people' behind possible bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration Former Mass. governor takes step toward Trump primary challenge MORE has 11 percent support in that matchup, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 5 percent.

Clinton has a significant lead over the Republican nominee among black voters, 87 percent to 8 percent. She also leads among Hispanic voters, 73 percent to 22 percent, and with Asian-American voters, 66 percent to 23 percent.

The Democratic nominee trails Trump among white voters, 41 percent to 50 percent.

The poll also finds that 65 percent of registered voters polled said race relations are getting worse in the country, and only 10 percent think race relations are getting better. Another 24 percent said they were staying the same.

Among Trump supporters, 78 percent of registered voters said race relations were getting worse. Among those who support the Democratic nominee, 54 percent said the same.

A majority of registered voters polled also said society hasn't reached equal opportunity for men and women. But Clinton and Trump supporters are split on the issue. 

Among those who support the Republican nominee, 65 percent say society has reached equal opportunity for men and women and 34 percent say the opposite. For those supporting Clinton, only 25 percent feel society has reached equal opportunity and 74 percent say it has not.

The survey was conducted Aug. 15–21 among 17,459 adults who say they are registered to vote. The margin of error is 1.1 percentage points.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 5.5-point lead over Trump, 47 to 41.5 percent. The Democratic nominee has also held an advantage in several recent polls conducted in battleground states.