Hillary Clinton Just Beat Trump In Post-Convention Polling

Democratic National Convention
Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call,Inc./Getty Images

Any advantage Donald Trump may have gained over Hillary Clinton following the Republican National Convention was wiped out after last week’s extravaganza in Philadelphia.

According to a poll commissioned by CBS and completed by survey research firm SSRS, The Democratic presidential nominee pulled ahead following to convention last week, with 46% of registered voters saying they would vote for Clinton in November. In comparison, 39% said they would back Trump.

For Clinton, that represents a 4 point bump from her post Republican convention figures. Trump received a 2 point raise after the Republican convention.

Clinton has also grown her lead with women voters following a convention full of messages about motherhood, though she is still far behind Trump when it comes to male voters.

Still, 6% of voters are still undecided, while another 7% say they will not vote. Though among these undecided voters, 47% of voters say they lean more toward Clinton, while 41% say they lean more toward Trump.


The two candidates were in a dead heat following the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in mid-July. Some polls though, such as the one conducted by CNN/ORC, gave Trump a lead against Clinton.

Polls taken before the November vote should be viewed with some skepticism, and those gathered around convention time have been especially volatile. (In 2000, despite receiving a 10 point bump in polls following his convention speech, Al Gore still went on to lose the election in November.)

SSRS polled 1,393 adults nationwide via phone and interviews.

Subscribe to Well Adjusted, our newsletter full of simple strategies to work smarter and live better, from the Fortune Well team. Sign up today.

Read More

Great ResignationDiversity and InclusionCompensationCEO DailyCFO DailyModern Board