Trump tops Hillary for the first time, new poll finds
By Ben Ariel
A new Fox News poll released on Wednesday found that Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.
Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. The poll found. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent.
Clinton is ahead by 14 points among women (50-36 percent), according to the poll, but Trump leads by a larger 22 points among men (55-33 percent).
He also tops Clinton by 37 points (61-24 percent) among whites without a college degree (working-class whites).
One reason for Trump’s showing is there is parity on party unity, as 83 percent of Democrats back Clinton and 82 percent of Republicans support Trump, noted Fox News.
Independents go for Trump by 46-30 percent, although one in five would vote for someone else or stay home (20 percent).
The poll also found that Bernie Sanders has a 46-42 percent advantage over Trump in a hypothetical matchup. Sanders was up by 53-39 percent in April. However, the Vermont senator trails Clinton in the Democratic nomination race by what is considered
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