Election 2016 Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By Larger Margin
- Author: Hannah Rogers Jun 16, 2016,
Jun 16, 2016, 8:30
The poll shows the presumptive Democratic candidate leading the presumptive Republican candidate 49 percent to 37 percent among likely voters in November's general election.
The movement comes after Trump drew to parity with Clinton in the Real Clear Politics polling average in late May, as Trump put away his nomination while Clinton faced ongoing attacks from Sanders.
That 70 percent - including 56 percent who feel "strongly" about their unfavorable opinions - is a record high for Trump since he became a candidate for the White House last summer.
Indeed, their virtually even ratings among men hide a sharp difference between white men, a much more pro-Trump and anti-Clinton group, and nonwhite men, the opposite, even more so.
There is, however, one demographic in this country that views Donald Trump favorably: non-college white men, with a 52% v. 46% slim margin. Trump is also getting 54 percent support among evangelical Christians while Clinton pulls in 36 percent from the same group.
The 63 percent who said Mr. Trump was not their first choice broke down as - 55 percent saying they'd never vote for Mr. Trump, 7 percent saying they could imagine doing so, and 1 percent were unsure.
Democrats are united in their distaste for him: 95 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion. Fifty-three percent of white people without a college degree have an unfavorable opinion, as do 52 percent of white men. Trump has come under fire for his rhetoric at a federal judge and other groups since he was tied with Clinton in late May.
Candidates typically receive a boost in their poll numbers after securing their party's nomination, as Trump experienced after his remaining Republican rivals dropped out following the in primary. Among Republicans, Trump was viewed unfavorably by 35 percent, which Franklin described as "historically bad".
A majority of voters also think that Clinton will win the 2016 presidential election against Trump - 54 percent said Clinton will win, and 40 percent said Trump will win. Her standing with women is significantly better, at 51 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable.
Roughly nine in 10 Hispanics and nine in 10 nonwhites hold unfavorable views of Trump.
Bloomberg interviewed 750 likely voters for the poll conducted June 10-13. In mid-May, after Trump emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee, the polls were tighter, with NBC/WSJ showing Clinton up by 3 points and ABC/WashingtonPost giving Trump a 2-point lead.