Poll: Clinton grows lead on Trump nationally
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE has expanded her lead over Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE to 9 points nationwide, according to a new poll.

Clinton tops Trump 47 percent to 38 percent with less than a month until Election Day, according to a CBS News survey released Monday.


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 nets 8 percent, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein grabs 3 percent. Two percent remain undecided.

CBS News said Clinton’s lead remains the same when she is placed in a head-to-head matchup with Trump where third-party candidates are not explicitly named.

Pollsters also found that voters expect Clinton to win regardless of which White House hopeful they support.

Sixty-three percent believe Clinton will win the presidency in November, contrasted with 26 percent picking Trump.

Monday’s results additionally found 82 percent say the 2016 presidential election is more negative than previous cycles.

CBS News conducted its latest sampling of 1,189 likely voters via telephone interviews from Oct. 12 to 16. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The news outlet said Clinton led Trump by 4 points during its last poll two weeks ago.

Clinton earned 45 percent in that edition, followed by Trump’s 41 percent, Johnson’s 8 percent and Stein’s 3 percent. Two percent were undecided.

CBS News’s poll in September found Clinton tied with Trump at 42 percent nationwide.

Johnson scored 8 percent in that version, followed by Stein’s 4 percent and 2 percent who were uncertain.

Clinton has gradually put distance between herself and Trump as the latter deals with fallout from a controversial 2005 recording.

The tape discovered earlier this month features Trump discussing his failed sexual advances on a married woman and groping and kissing women without consent, saying he can get away with it because of his fame.

Multiple women have since accused the billionaire of kissing or touching them without permission in the past.

Clinton leads Trump by 7 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.