Trump Surges After RNC In New National Polls


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Republican nominee Donald Trump leads presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a CNN national poll and ties her in a CBS national poll, both published Monday.

Trump leads 44 to 39 percent in Monday’s CNN national poll. This poll included all four party candidates. Green Party’s Jill Stein earned only 3 percent, and Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson earned 9 percent.

Trump experienced a six-point bump in the CNN poll compared to the week before the convention. This is the largest post-convention bump since 2000. Both Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush received an 8-point bump in the polls following their conventions.

This is Trump’s highest numbers against Clinton in CNN polls since September, 2015.

Trump only bumped two points in the CBS poll, tying Clinton at 42 percent. Bush received a 12-point bump after the GOP convention in 2000 from CBS.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn’t receive a bump in his polling numbers in 2012 after the convention, but he did have a higher approval rating. Ninety percent of Republicans approved of Romney, compared to 81 percent for Trump.

The CNN poll surveyed 1,001 likely voters over landlines and cell phones. CNN surveyed likely voters July 22-24; the survey had a margin of error of 3.5 percent. The CBS Poll surveyed 1,118 likely voters over cell phones and landlines in English or Spanish. The margin of error for the CBS poll is 3 percentage points.

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