CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7-points nationally

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by seven points, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump 52 percent to 43 percent. When third-party candidates are included in the poll, Clinton leads Trump 45 percent to 37 percent, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson receives nine percent support, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein receives five percent support.

An increased number of voters, from 43 percent before the convention to 48 percent now, said they believe Clinton’s polices will move the country in the right direction. Trump’s right direction number remained relatively unchanged after both conventions.

Fifty-eight percent of voters now say they view their vote is more to support Clinton that oppose Trump, compared to 48 percent who said the same before the Democratic National Convention.

While Clinton’s standing increased on a range of measures, her honesty rating remained relatively unchanged. About 35 percent of people say Donald Trump is honest, which is about equal with Clinton.

The CNN/ORC Poll was conducted July 29-31 among 1,003 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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