New National Poll: Good News For Donald Trump

Despite a spate of national polls that show presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump trailing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a new poll shows a much closer contest. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, have Trump and Clinton running neck-and-neck.

Quinnipiac University reports:

Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump’s 40 percent – too close to call – as American voters say neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

Trump has cut Hillary’s lead in half since Quinnipiac University’s last national poll on June 1st, which showed Clinton edging Trump 45 – 41 percent.

The new poll comes a week after several national polls showed Hillary Clinton pulling away with the race. As we reported on, some earlier polls used questionable samples that were weighted heavily toward Democrats. Unlike those polls, the new Quinnipiac poll has a more realistic sample with Democrats only outnumbering Republicans 31%-28%. Independent voters made up 33% of the sample. By comparison, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 33% in an earlier Reuters poll.

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