Hillary's big convention bounce: CBS poll shows Clinton with a 7% lead

Contrary to a grim report from FiveThirtyEight last week, the DNC convention did a lot to sway holdouts, poll says

By Brendan Gauthier
August 1, 2016 8:53PM (UTC)
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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (AP/Andrew Harnik/Reuters/Eduardo Munoz/Photo montage by Salon)

The "Never Trump" contingent can breathe 7% easier this week.

A  CBS News poll released Monday shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by seven points.

46% of the 1,393-person random sample said they preferred Clinton, while 39% preferred Trump.


Respondents were chosen via randomized digital dial. The margin of error is +/-3.

The GOP establishment suffered another blow on Monday, as Gallup polling revealed that for the first time ever, Republican respondents said they were net 15% less likely to vote for their party's nominee after the convention.

The morning before night one of last week's Democratic National Convention, political statistician Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight reported Trump with a 15% lead nationally.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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