Latest presidential election poll results show that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to maintain a lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump, although one new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows her lead is not as wide compared to her post convention bounce in early August.
A new Pew Research poll released yesterday taken from August 9th-16th revealed that 41 percent of polled voters said that would support Hilary Clinton compared to 37 percent who said they would vote for Donald Trump.
Ten percent said they would vote for Gary Johnson and 4 percent reported they would vote for Jill Stein.
Voters with a postgraduate degree widely supported Clinton over Trump by 59 percent to 21 percent.
College graduates also support Clinton over Trump by 47 percent to 34 percent.
White voters without a college degree support Donald Trump over Clinton by a huge margin, 51 percent to 26 percent.
A majority of voters (67 percent) said that if Hillary Clinton were to win the presidency, she would continue the policies of President Barack Obama.
Attitudes About Additional Security Scrutiny For American Muslims
Concerning security attitudes towards Muslims, 64 percent of polled voters said that Muslims living in the U.S. shouldn’t be subject to additional security just because of their religion while 30 percent said that U.S. Muslims should receive more scrutiny than other religious groups.
By a wide margin (82 percent to 14 percent) Clinton supporters said that the U.S. government shouldn’t give more scrutiny to U.S. Muslims because of their religion while 57 percent of Trump supporters said U.S. Muslims should be subject to more scrutiny compared to people in other religious groups.
A new Rasmussen poll released yesterday conducted over the phone by 1,000 respondents from August 15-16th shows Clinton with a +2 point lead over Trump (41 percent to 39 percent) while a head to head Reuters poll released yesterday between Clinton and Trump shows Clinton with a +5 point advantage over Trump and + 4 point lead over him when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are also included in the poll.
The Rasmussen poll revealed that Trump has been losing momentum since mid-July around the period of the Republican Convention when Trump’s support peaked at 44 percent.
Hillary Clinton’s support has also fallen slightly from the post-convention bounce she received following the Democratic Convention when she received 44 percent.
Clinton had 43 percent last week in the Rasmussen poll and now has 41 percent in the latest Rasmussen poll this week.
Trump’s Campaign Team Shaken Up
Trump’s campaign manager Paul Monafort has recently announced that he resigned from Donald Trump’s campaign.
Donald Trump released the following statement today on his website about Monafort’s resignation:
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.”