Some national polls had the race tightening though others had Clinton maintaining her solid lead. But the Reuters/Ipsos project illustrates that the broader picture remains bleak for Trump with 17 days to go.
Among likely voters, 42 percent supported Clinton, 37 percent supported Trump, eight percent picked Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and two percent supported Jill Stein of the Green Party.
Hillary Clinton had a four-percentage point advantage in support over Republican Donald Trump ahead of their first U.S. presidential debate, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll.
Clinton’s latest lead represents a stronger level of support than polls indicated over the past few weeks. Earlier in August, she lead over Trump ranged from 3 to 9 percentage points in the poll.
The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate.