Poll: Clinton leads by 5, with both candidates increasingly unpopular
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A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey found that although Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE steadily leads Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE by 5 points nationally in the presidential election, the popularity of both candidates is falling.


The newest poll shows that in a four-way race, the Democratic nominee leads with 42 percent support, her GOP counterpart with 37 percent, Libertarian 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 with 6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein with 4 percent. Conservative Republican Evan McMullin, who launched an independent run early this month, had 1 percent support. Ten percent of voters surveyed were undecided.

In a head-to-head race, Clinton leads 48 to 43 percent. While other polls this week have shown a tightening in the race, the 5--point difference is the same as the PPP poll last month, but then, she led 50 percent to 45 percent. Undecided voters in a two-way race increased from 5 percent last month to 9 percent.

"PPP's newest national poll finds a pretty steady race — but that the candidates are getting even more unpopular as the election approaches, with undecideds actually going up when they would usually be on the decline at this stage in the campaign," PPP wrote.

"One reason for the increased indecision is that both candidates have seen declines in their favorability ratings. They each saw some improvement in those in the immediate aftermath of their conventions, but those gains have already worn off."

Both Trump and Clinton saw their net favorability drop by 5 points from the same poll last month.

The survey also found that suspicions of voter fraud in case of a hypothetical Clinton win are increasing among Trump supporters. 

"Sixty Seven percent [of Trump voters] think that if [Clinton] wins it will be because the results were rigged for her, to only 18 percent who think her victory will simply be because she received more votes."

Since the beginning of August, Trump has told supporters he thinks a Clinton win in November would prove the election was "rigged." 

The PPP surveyed a pool of 881 likely voters between Aug. 26 and Aug. 28. The margin of error is 3.3 percent.