Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 7-points nationally

Donald Trump holds a seven point lead over Hillary Clinton nationally, according to a new poll.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday shows Trump receives 44 percent support while Clinton receives 37 percent support. Another 13 percent support another candidate, and six percent are undecided.

This is the third week in a row that Trump has led Rasmussen’s poll. It is also Trump’s highest level of support in the Rasmussen poll since October.

In a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton holds a 3.1 point lead, 44 percent to 40.9 percent. A New York Times average of polls shows Clinton holds a slimmer one pint lead, 41 percent to 40 percent.

Thursday’s Rasmussen poll shows voters view Trump and Clinton equally in terms of who is best prepared to be president.

Trump has the support of 80 percent of Republicans and 13 percent of Democrats. Clinton has the support of 72 percent of Democrats and five percent of Republicans.

Despite receiving an endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders, a new poll shows that nearly half of Sanders’ millennial supports would vote for a third-party candidate rather than Clinton.

The poll conducted by Yik Yak, a location-based social network, found that 48 percent of Sanders supporters would support a third-party candidate. Another 39 percent said they would support Clinton, and 13 percent said they would consider supporting Donald Trump.

The Yik Yak results were based on a poll of 2,500 millennial on Yik Yak.

The Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted July 12-13 and has a three point margin of error.

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