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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:44 PM

Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Source: Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate.

Clinton has led Trump in the poll throughout most of the 2016 campaign, and has maintained her advantage following last month's Republican and Democratic conventions. Since late July, support for the former secretary of state has ranged between 41 percent and 44 percent of likely voters, while Trump's support has varied between 33 percent and 39 percent.

The race was tighter at this point in the 2012 election, with Democratic President Barack Obama ahead of Republican nominee Mitt Romney by less than 2 percentage points.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN10U1YI

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Reply Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos Poll (Original post)
pnwmom Aug 2016 OP
asiliveandbreathe Aug 2016 #1
No Vested Interest Aug 2016 #2
Laf.La.Dem. Aug 2016 #3
Lucky Luciano Aug 2016 #8
Tumbulu Aug 2016 #10
geek tragedy Aug 2016 #4
Eric J in MN Aug 2016 #5
pnwmom Aug 2016 #6
Cryptoad Aug 2016 #7
saidsimplesimon Aug 2016 #9
pnwmom Aug 2016 #11
saidsimplesimon Aug 2016 #13
pnwmom Aug 2016 #14
saidsimplesimon Aug 2016 #15
pnwmom Aug 2016 #16
William769 Aug 2016 #12

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:49 PM

1. I just love DU and poll watchers..tks

Here are the weighted results of the updates today by 538 -

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/updates/#now

GOTV - Stronger Together

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:50 PM

2. Interesting, but it's really the electoral vote count that matters. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:50 PM

3. SAD - that it is only 8 points

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Response to Laf.La.Dem. (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 05:57 PM

8. Should be 38 points...but I guess I overestimate my country sometimes. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:49 PM

10. That's what I think as well!

How can he be getting that many votes? So discouraging!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:59 PM

4. the real question is what are those undecideds likely to do nt

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:48 PM

5. How does Reuters conduct online polls?


The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English in all 50 states. It surveyed samples of 1,119 and 1,118 likely voters, respectively, and has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points.


How do they choose people to participate?

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:52 PM

6. They are one of the pollsters who use panels.

I prefer traditional polls, but fivethirtyeight gives them an A- rating.

If you go here and click on the "about" link at the right, a box will pop up with more information about the panel.

http://polling.reuters.com

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:57 PM

7. We've got to keep working hard,,,

It takes 60 votes to Control the Senate........ we need that bad!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:43 PM

9. Why is this good news?

Polls wain and wax, this is not good news for those of my age.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:49 PM

11. Every poll in which Hillary leads is good news. And no poll has put Trump ahead since July. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:03 PM

13. Why are we Democrats

not giving the rump a 30 percent dump? Don't try to tell me that the polls represent an accurate reflection of the vote.

Aside: Who predicted President Obama would win both the primary and general elections twice? I did, not many of those who follow polls agreed at the time. It's politics.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:07 PM

14. Because party loyalty is strong and there are still a lot of Republicans who will vote for him

no matter what.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:17 PM

15. pnwmom

Party loyalty is not what the rump is promoting. I disagree. Rump is exploiting the teapublican desire to break up the Union.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:20 PM

16. He isn't, but people like Paul Ryan are. And they are still supporting him because and only because

he is the party's official nominee.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:03 PM

12. kick & recommended.

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