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Monmouth Poll: Clinton 50% Trump 40%

hillary-clintonThe Democratic nominee has hit an important milestone.

That’s according to the latest Monmouth University poll, which has Hillary Clinton at 50% with Donald Trump at 40%.

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein scored 5% and 2% respectively.

Not only is this an improvement from Clinton’s eight-point advantage from Monmouth’s August survey but this poll also has the Democratic nominee hitting fifty percent. For her to reach that number, especially with Johnson and Stein included, is an impressive feat.

Favorables and Qualifications

Both major candidates are suffering from a negative favorable/unfavorable, although one’s is significantly worse than the other’s.

Clinton has a 41/48 favorable/unfavorable rating split while Trump recorded a 27/60 favorable/unfavorable divide.

When it came to the question of whether the candidate has the right temperament to be President, 64% believe Hillary does while 33% don’t.

Conversely, just 31% think Donald has the correct temperament and 66% do not.

Monmouth also asked respondents if they feel the candidates understand their day to day concerns. Clinton finished in positive territory, 52/46, yet Trump didn’t 38/60.


Unsurprisingly, Clinton’s strongest support comes from Democrats (90% to 6%), nonwhites (88% to 5%) and liberals (82% to 7%).

Trump has the vast majority of support from conservatives (76% to 19%) and Republicans (75% to 16%). Nonetheless, his support on the right isn’t as strong as her backing on the left.

Clinton also leads with: females (59% to 31%), under $50,000 a year (57% to 33%), those over 50 years old (53% to 40%), moderates (52% to 37%), those with a college degree (52% to 40%), those without a college degree (49% to 41%), those making over $100,000 a year (49% to 45%), those making between $50,000 and $100,000 a year (48% to 40%) and 18 to 49 years old (46% to 41%).

Trump is also ahead with: males (50% to 41%), whites (46% to 45%) and independents (43% to 38%).


Finally, Monmouth has released the regional results.

In the Southeast Clinton is ahead 62/30 while Trump is up 55/38 in the Northeast and Central parts of the commonwealth. Clinton has the narrow advantage 45/42 in the Western half of the state.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from September 30th to October 3rd, 2016 with 402 Pennsylvania residents likely to vote in the November election. This sample has a margin of error of +/-4.9%.

6 Responses

  1. Crooked Hillary will get the estrogen vote because women vote with their emotions and not with their heads. It’s mob rules in this election and the mob is women and minorities! Get ready for the race riots if she is elected! She will interject racial politics into everything as a means of distraction when thins implode under her watch if she gets elected! She’s a criminal felon in my opinion! Lock her up!

  2. Mr. Matthews – I am voting for Hillary Clinton. And I see your candidate – your Orange ape Lord – as the wicked one. He is a fraud. A con-man. And he seems totally ignorant and bigoted too.

    The Atlantic just spoke the truth. You should read it. Hillary in a landslide.

  3. Who in their right mind would vote for the wicked bitch who wants to destroy the United States.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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