Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton now has a firm 11 point lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump in the latest national NBC poll published Monday.
Clinton led the pack with 46 percent of the vote, compared to Trump’s dismal 35 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned 9 percent of the vote, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein fell to 2 percent of the vote.
Clinton dominated the head-to-head poll, earning a solid majority of the vote, at 52 percent. Trump fell far behind with 38 percent of the vote.
Democrats also fared well in congressional races, with 49 percent of likely voters reporting they wanted Democratic lawmakers in control of both the Senate and the House, compared to only 42 percent of voters who reported they wanted the GOP to retain control of Capitol Hill.
Fifty-two percent of registered voters reported they felt Trump’s comments about women in a 2005 interview should be a major issue in the campaign, compared to only 42 percent who said the comments should not be a major issue.
An NBC/SurveyMonkey poll published earlier Monday revealed that 63 percent of Independent voters are unchanged, and 63 percent of Independents do not feel the comments require Trump to exit the race.
The latest NBC poll surveyed 500 registered voters, and took place Saturday and Sunday before the second presidential debate. The poll carried a margin of error of 4.4 percent for registered voters, and 4.6 percent among likely voters in either direction.
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