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Post-debate poll: Clinton has 5-point lead over Trump

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 points in a Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted after the second presidential debate of 2016.

{mosads}Clinton is favored by 42 percent of likely voters in a four-way matchup, while Trump is backed by 37 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is backed by 10 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein has the support of 3 percent of voters.

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton maintains her 5-point lead over her Republican rival, 46 percent to 41 percent.

The poll also finds that three-quarters of all voters say the GOP is divided today. Only 10 percent say it’s united. That includes 76 percent of Republicans who think their party is divided.

Still, the poll finds 77 percent of Republicans want the party to continue to support Trump. Only 13 percent of Republicans think the GOP nominee should drop out of the race.

The poll of 2,001 registered voters, including 1,757 likely voters, was conducted on Monday. Its margin of error is 3 percentage points.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 5.1-point lead over her Republican rival, 44.8 percent to 39.7 percent.

The GOP nominee has been facing backlash since Friday, when a 2005 tape of Trump making lewd comments about women surfaced. In the tape, Trump describes how he could grope and kiss women without their consent because of his celebrity status.

In response, some Republicans have rescinded their support of the GOP nominee and others have called for him to drop out of the race.

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