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In the first major national poll conducted entirely after Clinton's clinch of the Democratic nomination and Obama/Biden/Warren endorsements, Hillary leads Donald Trump by 12 points:
Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead nationally over Republican Donald Trump, whose negatives remain unusually high for a presidential candidate amid early indications that the Orlando terrorist attack has had little direct impact on the 2016 race.
A new Bloomberg Politics national poll shows Clinton leading Trump 49 percent to 37 percent among likely voters in November's election, with 55 percent of those polled saying they could never vote for the real-estate developer and TV personality.Just yesterday, I predicted that the poll averages would have Hillary with an 8-10 point lead within the next couple of weeks. This poll makes me think that I might have been too conservative with the margin and/or timeline, but we shall see.
It looks even better in chart form:
Also note the almost double-digit result for the Libertarian candidate, which may keep rising and keep hurting Trump more and more in the coming months as the GOP disaster keeps unfolding.
Details like these look especially rough for Donald:
The former secretary of state is far from universally loved, but the share of likely voters who say they could never vote for her—43 percent—is much lower than Trump's 55 percent.
Other troubling findings for Trump in poll include how 63 percent of women say they could never vote for him. “If you can never get the vote of two in three women, who are a majority of voters, that is something that has to change for Trump to emerge victorious,” Selzer said.Hang in there, everybody. As long as we have her back, she's going to win this thing!