Poll Shows Young And Minority Voters Making Big Changes In Presidential Race
With the strength of a massive shift in support among black voters and young voters, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday held a six-point lead over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a new national poll.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll, which records Americans’ support for the presidential candidates on a daily basis, showed that as of Thursday, Trump leads Clinton 47.2 percent to 41.3 percent. The results are a comeback for Trump, who on Aug. 14 trailed Clinton 46.3 percent to 41.6 percent.
Although Clinton remained the leader among black Americans, the poll showed that support fell from 85 percent to 75.3 percent while Trump, whose support had hovered in the single digits for much of the campaign, rose to 19.3 percent.
Voters in the 18-34 age range have vacillated throughout the campaign, according to the USC/Dornsife poll, but have generally favored Clinton, with Trump’s support among the group falling as low as 35 percent last month. However as of Thursday, Trump was leading Clinton among voters aged 18-34 by a margin of 47.7 percent to 37.9 percent.
Although a Quinnipiac poll showed
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