Elections

Clinton Gains Solid Lead Over Trump In New Poll, With Gains Among Male And White Voters

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has a 7-point lead over Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump in a new poll Tuesday, which shows Clinton closing the gap among male and white voters.

Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in the NBC News/Survey Monkey poll. When the matchup includes third-party candidates, Clinton leads with 42 percent, followed by Trump with 38 percent, Libertarian nominee Gov. Gary Johnson with 9 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein with 5 percent.

In this same poll last week, Clinton was leading Trump by 4 points in a head-to-head matchup. Her widened lead over Trump could be attributed to her increasing support among key demographic groups. In the last NBC poll, Trump held a lead of 14 points among male voters, but this dropped to 9 percent. Among white whites, the New York real estate developer had a 13 percent margin over Clinton, it is now a 9 percent margin. (RELATED: Race Will Probably Play A Decisive Role In The General Election)

This poll was conducted prior the terror attack in Orlando, Fla. and voters stated terrorism was their third most important issue to them. Jobs and the economy was the most important issue to voters, according to the poll.

The NBC News/Survey Monkey poll was conducted online between June 6 and June 12 with a national sample of 10,604 adults, 9,355 of whom were registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. The pool of respondents for the poll comes from folk who have used Survey Monkey in the past.