Source: New York Post
Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump is shrinking, with a new poll released Wednesday showing her margin down to 4 points.
Clinton notched 44 percent to Trump’s 40 percent in the Bloomberg Politics poll, which had Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson at 9 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein tallied 4 percent.
The same poll last month had Clinton with a much larger lead, with the Democrat at 49 percent, Trump at 37 and Johnson at 9 percent.
The pollsters found that a whopping 75 percent of respondents are bothered by Trump’s criticism of the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who blasted the Republican nominee as unfit at the Democratic National Convention.
But an even greater number of those surveyed — 78 percent — are bothered by Clinton’s handling of her private email server.
The bad news for Trump, however, is that 61 percent are now “less impressed” with the mogul’s business and business practices, a key selling point in his candidacy.
A majority of voters (60 percent) do not believe the election is rigged, while only 34 percent agree that it is.
And 69 percent of the poll’s respondents would rather watch a presidential debate between Trump and Clinton than an NFL game, with 56 percent believing Clinton is likely to have a better performance than Trump in the first debate.
The poll found the race a bit looser, however, when only the two major-party candidates are in the mix, with Clinton getting 50 percent and Trump 44 percent.
The Bloomberg Politics poll surveyed 1,007 US adults over the age of 17 and was conducted Aug. 5-8.