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Poll: Clinton Losing Support Among Democrats, Trump Rises In GOP

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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A vast majority of Democrats are happy former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the presumed presidential candidate for the party, but those poll numbers are slipping from a high of 77 percent last month.

Clinton’s support is on a downward run. The same poll was published in May with the same questions, and 77 percent of Democrats thought that there was a candidate running who would make a good president. Now that percentage has fallen to 71 percent.

Sanders supporters have not been happy with the results of the primary. Some supporters claimed the Democratic National Committee worked against Sanders to ensure he didn’t win the nomination. But the poll suggests discontent among Sanders’ supporters is waning.

Comparatively, Trump is on the rise. The earlier poll revealed that only 27 percent of Republicans thought there was a good candidate running for president of their party. But now 59 percent of Republicans agree Donald Trump would make a good president.

That amounts to a six-point drop in united support on the Democratic side, compared to a 32 point rise in united support among Republicans within the same period of time.

While Clinton has higher support with Democrats than Trump has with Republicans, the overall trends show Clinton sliding downward, while Trump has much higher numbers than he did a month ago.

1,021 respondents were surveyed, and that number was roughly divided among Democrats and Republicans. According to Gallup, 60 percent of all numbers asked were cellphones, with 40 percent landlines surveyed. Numbers were selected at random by a random digit dialer.

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