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Hillary Clinton Just Beat Trump In Post-Convention Polling

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Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., celebrate on the stage of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the final night of the Democratic National ConventionTom 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.