Politics

POLL: Hillary Clinton Is Up 7 Points On Trump After Democratic Convention

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is ahead of Republican nominee Donald Trump by seven points nationally after last week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, according to a new CBS poll.

According to the poll, Clinton is at 46 percent and Trump is at 39 percent.

Clinton’s rise comes after Trump appeared to have received a post-Republican convention bump in a number of national polls after the week in Cleveland. Before the Democratic convention, a CBS poll showed the race being tied last week.

The Democrats were hardly unified during the convention — DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz was forced out of her job after Bernie Sanders supporters were upset over emails showing the committee’s apparent bias for Clinton. Supporters of Sanders protested Clinton throughout the week.

But Trump has gotten some bad press in the days after the convention, with his back-and-forth with the parents of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in Iraq dominating the headlines.

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