Hillary Clinton Now Leads Donald Trump by 12 Percent in New Poll

By Brianna Cicero Published on June 15, 2016

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton now has a double-digit lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Bloomberg Politics has released a new poll that shows Clinton leading Trump 49 percent to 37 percent. Fifty-five percent of voters polled also said that they could never vote for Trump.

In late May and early June Clinton and Trump were much closer in the polls. But after Trump’s statements that a U.S. judge overseeing fraud cases against Trump University is biased because of the judge’s Mexican heritage, Trump’s approval rating dropped significantly. Fifty-five percent of respondents said that they were deeply bothered by those comments.

Another poll by Politico also had Clinton in the lead, but by half that margin. They polled voters 11 swing states that could determine the outcome of this election: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. This poll shows only marginal differences when compared to the poll conducted across all 50 states, with Clinton getting 44.1 percent of the vote and Trump getting 38.6 percent.

In addition to the latest predicted election outcomes, ABC has released a new poll that states 7 out of 10 Americans view Donald Trump unfavorably. This Trump’s highest unfavorability rating since he announced his candidacy. After gaining the nomination at the end of May, his rating was 37-60 percent favorable-unfavorable. Less than a month later, his rating has is now 29-70 percent favorable-unfavorable.

Trump is not the only one with falling favorability ratings. Despite Clinton pulling ahead in the general election polls, her unfavorability rating is also at an all-time-high at 55 percent. Last month she had a rating of 44-53 percent favorable-unfavorable rating, and her current favorable rating is at 43 percent. While it may just be a minor change, it is still her lowest rating.

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