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NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Clinton up by 11

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tops Republican nominee Donald Trump by 11 points in a national poll released Sunday morning.

Clinton leads Trump among likely voters , 48 percent to 37 percent, in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 7 percent, and the Green Party's Jill Stein has 2 percent.

Clinton leads Trump by 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent, in a two-candidate race.

Clinton increased her lead to double digits, 46 percent to 35 percent, in a poll taken after a leaked video earlier this month that showed Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005.

In the head-to-head matchup in the most recent poll, Clinton has a 20-point lead over her Republican rival among female voters, 55 to 35 percent.  Trump has a narrow lead over Clinton among men, meanwhile, 48 to 45 percent.

The poll also found 31 percent of voters said the presidential debates made them more likely to back the Democratic nominee for president. Only 14 percent said the debates made them more likely to support Trump.

Still, 52 percent of respondents said the debates made no difference in their choice for president.

According to the poll, 46 percent of registered voters said they'd prefer a Democratic-controlled congress and 44 percent said they want a Republican-controlled Congress.

The new poll of 1,000 registered voters, conducted entirely after the second presidential debate of 2016, has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

Clinton tops Trump by just 4 points, 47 to 43 percent, in a Washington Post/ABC News poll also released Sunday morning, within that survey's margin of error.

Clinton leads Trump by 5.5 points in a RealClearPolitics average of polling.

--Rebecca Savransky contributed to this report, which was updated at 11:45 a.m.

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