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Q Poll: Clinton Tops Trump By 7 Points Nationally, But Media Shows Bias

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's lead among men and white voters has all but vanished, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has taken a 47 percent to 40 percent likely voter lead, with 7 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and 1 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, according to the national poll.

This compares to a 45 percent to 40 percent Clinton lead in an Oct. 7 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University, which is located in Hamden.

Today, men are divided with 43 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton. Women back Clinton 52 percent to 37 percent.

White voters go 45 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton, while non-white voters back Clinton 63 percent to 25 percent.

In a head-to-head, two-way race, Clinton tops Trump 50 percent to 44 percent.

The poll also found that likely voters believe the news media is biased against Trump, 55 percent to 42 percent, including Republicans 88 percent to 8 percent and independent voters 61 percent to 37 percent. Democrats say 77 percent to 20 percent that the media is not biased.

American likely voters believe 51 percent to 31 percent that Trump assaulted several women. Democrats believe it 84 percent to 5 percent and independent voters believe it 45 percent to 34 percent. Republicans don't believe it 56 percent to 22 percent.

"Donald Trump made the charge, and American likely voters agree: There IS a media bias against the GOP contender," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "But does that explain his lackluster standing with his core base?"

Trump does not have a sense of decency, American likely voters say 59 percent to 36 percent and he is not fit to be president, voters say 58 percent to 38 percent.

Clinton does have a sense of decency, voters say 55 percent to 42 percent, but they are divided on whether she is fit to be president, as 47 percent say yes and 49 percent say no.

"Media bias or not, Trump's character issues have ominous implications," Malloy said. "The consensus opinion is that Trump groped women and is neither fit enough nor a decent enough person to be president."

From Oct. 17 to 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,007 likely voters nationwide with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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