A new Fox News poll shows Hillary Clinton has a three-point edge over Donald Trump (42-39 percent) in a hypothetical matchup. That’s within the poll’s margin of error.
The poll was conducted Sunday through Wednesday and released Thursday. Clinton on Tuesday captured enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, and was endorsed by President Barack Obama on Thursday.
Clinton’s edge over Trump is due to a six-point drop in support for him rather than an increase for her, noted Fox News. Trump was up by 45-42 percent three weeks ago (May 14-17, 2016). Since then, he lost three points among self-identified Republicans and 11 points among independents.
Clinton is ahead among blacks (+76), unmarried women (+34), women (+18), lower-income households (+14), and voters under age 30 (+13), the poll found.
Trump is preferred among white evangelicals (+42), whites without a college degree (+25), whites (+16), men (+15), and independents (+5).
“Clinton’s attacks on Trump during her recent foreign policy speech seem to draw directly on sentiments expressed by voters in this poll,” Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, said.
“Voters have serious doubts that Trump is qualified and are concerned about his temperament,” added Shaw.
The poll follows one released late last week and which found that Clinton opened up a double-digit lead over Trump.
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