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Friday, February 23, 2018

Polls released on Thursday and taken after both parties National Conventions are bad news for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

The three polls were all conducted from July 29 through August 1, and show how the candidates are doing after they officially accepted their party’s nominations at their respective conventions.

Clinton is ahead in New Hampshire by 15 points, according to a WBUR poll, which includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. When matched against Trump, one-on-one, Clinton’s lead grows to 17 points. The poll questioned 609 likely New Hampshire voters.

In Pennsylvania, as per the Franklin and Marshall College poll, Clinton leads Trump 49% to 38% among likely voters, with her lead growing to 13 points when Johnson and Stein are included.

The Pennsylvania poll also found that 62 percent of subjects who watched the DNC were more likely to vote for Clinton, while 40 percent of subjects who watched the RNC stated that it made them more likely to vote for Trump.

As for Michigan, Clinton leads Trump by 9 points, 41 percent to 32 percent, according to the Detroit news/WDIV-TV poll conducted July 29 thought August 1.

The same poll found that 30 percent of self-identifying Michigan Republicans are not backing Trump, and 61 percent of Michigan voters say Trump is “ill-prepared to be commander in chief.”

Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder