National poll: Clinton has 6-point lead over Trump
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE has a 6-point national lead over Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll of likely voters.


In a four-way matchup, Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is favored by 42 percent of likely voters and Trump, the Republican nominee, is backed by 36 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE has the support of 9 percent of likely voters, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein is backed by 2 percent. Another 10 percent of voters are undecided.

Clinton expands her lead over Trump to 7 points in a head-to-head matchup, 46 percent to 39 percent.

The poll follows the first presidential debate of 2016 and a week in which Trump was embroiled in controversy surrounding his comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's weight.

The poll found 74 percent of likely voters had heard about Trump's comments regarding the former Miss Universe, and 55 percent of women said it gives them a less favorable view of the GOP nominee.

Another 43 percent of voters say the controversy makes them less likely to support Trump.

The poll also found 56 percent of voters think it would be inappropriate to bring up former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden's climate plans can cut emissions and also be good politics Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Obama: 'Hopeless' to try to sell as many books as Michelle MORE's affairs. Among women, 62 percent say it would be inappropriate.

Voters expect Hillary Clinton to come out victorious in the next presidential debate, scheduled for Sunday evening. Forty-four percent of likely voters think Clinton will win the debate, while only 22 percent say the same of Trump.

The poll, conducted from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 among 1,991 likely voters, has a margin of error is 2 percentage points.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has 2.5-point national lead in a head-to-head matchup, 47.5 percent to 45 percent.