Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 9-points

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 9 points, according to a new NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll released Tuesday.

Clinton receives support from 50% of the respondents while Trump is backed by 41%, which resembles the results of the same poll from last week.

In a four-way matchup including third-party candidates, Clinton maintains her lead over the Republican nominee, 43% to 37%. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson receives 11% support and Green Party nominee is baked by 4%.

Both Clinton and Trump are viewed unfavorably by a majority of voters, according to the new poll. Clinton is viewed negatively by 59% and Trump by 64%.

Voters were asked to choose qualities that describe each candidate, including honesty, values, and temperament, a majority of voters chose none of the above for both of the major party’s nominee.

However, 42% of voters said Clinton has the “personality and temperament to serve” as president. Only 17% said the same of Trump.

Trump faired slightly better than Clinton in the honesty category, with 16% saying the Republican nominee is honest and trustworthy with 11% saying the same about Clinton.

The poll of 15,179 registered voters was conducted from August 8-14 and has a margin of error of 1.2 percent.

The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Clinton has a 6.8 point lead over Trump, 47.8% to 41%.

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