WASHINGTON (TIP): Though 62 percent of poll respondents say they see Clinton as dishonest, they nevertheless view the former secretary of state as more qualified for the highest office in the land than the brash, billionaire businessman.
Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in the latest poll, the first taken since both candidates named their running mates last month. The difference falls outside the poll’s 3-point margin of error.
When Libertarian Gary Johnson is included, Clinton’s lead is cut to 9 points, with Clinton at 44 and Trump at 35. Johnson pulls 12 percent of the vote.
Among the poll’s findings:
Clinton: 65 percent,
Trump: 43 percent
Clinton: 64 percent
Trump: 37 percent
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Clinton: 72 percent
Trump: 40 percent
Trump does have more support from veterans (53-39) but Clinton draws more Republicans (12 percent) than Trump draws Democrats (5 percent.)
The poll talked to 1,022 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide by telephone July 31-August 2.