Clinton’s lead over Trump increases to 7 points

Hillary Clinton’s lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has risen to 7 points nationally according to a tracking poll released early Tuesday.

Clinton leads Trump, 49 to 42 percent, among registered voters according to the the NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll conducted last week.

The polling was conducted as Clinton secured the required number of delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee and received endorsements from top Democrats including President Obama.

While Clinton secured the nomination and high profile endorsements, Trump faced a barrage of criticism from top Republicans over his claims that a federal judge was biased due to his Mexican heritage.

Clinton’s numbers have inched up since the end of May, while Trump’s numbers have gone down.

Clinton still led Trump when the poll factored in third-party candidates, with Clinton at 42 percent, Trump at 38 percent, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 9 percent, and likely Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 5 percent.

The survey of 10,604 adults was conducted online June 6-12 and has an overall margin of error of 1.4 percentage points.

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