Poor Voters Prefer Clinton To Trump In New Poll

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Although presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead disappeared in recent national polls, she still maintains a large lead over Republican challenger Donald Trump among the unemployed and those who make under $50,000 a year, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.

Clinton leads Trump 43 to 37 percent among voters who make under $50,000 a year, and has a much larger lead among the unemployed, at 44 to 34 percent respectively.

Trump makes up for the shortfall with his lead among voters who make over the $50,000 annual mark. Forty-four percent of voters who make between $50,000 and $100,000 annually support Trump, compared to Clinton’s 41 percent.

Trump’s lead increases with people who make $100,000 or more annually, earning 45 percent compared to Clinton’s 41 percent.

Workers who hold traditional “blue collar” jobs support Trump over Clinton, with 44 percent for Trump and 38 percent for Clinton.

Optimism about the future of the country also varies with income level, according to the poll.  Those who made more money were less likely to view the country as, “on the wrong track.” Of those who made more than $100,000 a year, 68 percent reported they felt the country was on the wrong track.

Conversely, a full 75 percent of those who made less than $100,000 reported they thought the country was on the wrong track.

Clinton’s lead nationally is on a downward trend according to multiple polls. NBC reported Trump made significant gains in key states like Florida and Pennsylvania.

Morning Consult polled 23,354 likely voters nationwide using both landlines and cellphones. The poll took place throughout the month of June, and in the first two weeks of July.

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