New Swing State Polls Show Trump Within Reach, National Polling Split
New polling out Sunday shows Hillary Clinton with a slight edge over Donald Trump in key swing states, while national polling ranges from a ten to a one point Clinton lead.
In the battleground state of Colorado, Clinton leads Trump 40 percent to 39 percent, while Libertarian candidate Gov. Gary Johnson notched four percent in the state. In Florida, Clinton is leading with 44 percent, followed by Trump at 41 percent, and Johnson at three percent.
Clinton is leading as well in Wisconsin with 41 percent, while Trump has 36 percent, and Johnson has three percent. The race is tight in North Carolina, which Romney won in 2012, Clinton leads with 44 percent, Trump is close behind with 42 percent, and Johnson has two percent.
All four swing state polls were conducted by CBS/YouGov. 1000 likely voters were polled in all four and all have margins of error ranging from plus or minus 3.6 percent to plus or minus 4.3 percent.
While Johnson, didn’t seem to factor much into the state polling, in one national poll third party candidates had a significant influence. In a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of the nation, Clinton leads Trump 46 percent to 41 percent when head to head. However, when Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Gov. Johnson are in the mix, Clinton’s lead dwindles to one percent.
In this case the polling results were Clinton at 39 percent, Trump at 38 percent, Johnson with ten percent, and Stein getting six percent. (RELATED: Race Will Probably Play A Decisive Role In The General Election)
Though in another national poll out Sunday, regardless of a head-to-head matchup or third party candidates included, Clinton has a solid lead. In an ABC/Washington Post poll, Clinton leads Trump 51 percent to 49 percent in a head-to-head matchup. With all candidates included, Hillary has 47 percent, Trump has 37 percent, Johnson is at seven percent, and Stein has three percent.
Trump was upset with the ABC poll tweeting out, “The [ABC] poll sample is heavy on Democrats. Very dishonest – why would they do that? Other polls good!”
The ABC poll partisan divisions were 36 percent Democrat, 24 percent Republican, and 33 percent independent.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted June 20-June 23 in both English and Spanish and was of 1,001 adults with a margin of error of 3.5 points. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was of 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.