A new poll reveals that while Hillary Clinton is still holding on to her lead, Donald Trump has picked up supporters in some key demographics over the past few weeks. The two candidates are running neck and neck, putting more on the line for Monday night’s debate than ever.
According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump is polling the strongest among, you guessed it, white men that lack a college education. Go figure. Among this uneducated and testosterone fueled bunch, Trump leads Clinton by 76-17 percent, putting him a whopping 59 points ahead.
In 2012, Mitt Romney won uneducated white men by 31 points. Trump has made significant gains among this group in recent weeks, up from his lead of 40 points earlier this month.
On the other hand, college-educated women back Clinton 57-32, giving her a 25 point lead. Earlier this month, the Democratic nominee held only a 10 point lead among this group. In 2012, Romney won this group by six points.
This gaping divide between uneducated white men and educated white women is the widest it has ever been since at least 1980 when exit poll data began to be compiled.
When it comes to their personal attributes, Clinton wins when with her knowledge of world affairs, temperament, and actually being qualified for the presidency. Trump, however, comes out on top when the question is his honesty and trustworthiness, as well as his health.
Clinton is trusted more when it comes to the economy, but voters have more faith in Trump when it comes to national security.
Currently, in a four-way race that includes Trump, Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein, 44 percent of likely voters say they’d vote for Trump if the election were today, while 46 percent say they would cast their ballot for Clinton. Many people are baffled by the tight race, especially considering that “around six in 10 Americans continue to see him [Trump] as unqualified, untrustworthy, temperamentally unsuited or insufficiently knowledgeable of world affairs to serve effectively as president.”
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