Quinnipiac poll: Trump halves Clinton's lead
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE is leading Donald TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE by 5 points nationally, according a Wednesday Quinnipiac University poll, which showed the Republican White House nominee down by 10 points at the end of August.


The former secretary of State is at 48 percent support among likely voters, compared with 43 percent for Trump. In the Aug. 25 Quinnipiac poll, Clinton led 51 percent to 41 percent.

In a four-way race, Clinton’s lead narrows considerably. Clinton gets 41 percent support, Trump gets 39 percent, 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 claims 13 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4 percent.

Racial and gender divides continue to characterize the candidates’ supporters. White voters favor Trump 51 percent to 41 percent, and people of color back Clinton 66 percent to 19 percent.

And men back Trump 50 percent to 41 percent, while women are supporting Clinton 53 percent to 36 percent.

Clinton’s supporters also tend to be more enthusiastic about her candidacy. Of the likely voters who back her, 38 percent say she is the lesser of two evils and 57 percent say they like her as a candidate. Half of Trump’s supporters, on the other hand, say they’re supporting him as the lesser of two evils, and 46 percent say they like him.

While 94 percent of voters say it is either “very” or “somewhat” important that the next president unite the nation, most believe that neither Trump nor Clinton is up to the task.

Sixty percent say Trump will do more to divide the nation as president, compared with 37 percent who say he could be a unifying force. Clinton’s margin is more favorable, with 50 percent saying she’ll do more to divide the nation and 46 percent saying she’ll do more to unite it.

The poll surveyed 960 likely voters Sept. 8–13. It has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.