After the roughest patch in his presidential campaign, the presumptive Republican nominee is within striking distance of Hillary Clinton, the expected Democratic nominee, but Donald J. Trump saw his support among Republicans slip from 82 percent to 74 percent comparing the poll released Wednesday with a poll conducted in May.
In the national head-to-head contest, Clinton leads Donald J. Trump 44-to-38 percent–compared to Trump holding a slight lead in the Fox News May poll at 45-to-42 percent over Clinton.
But, there is good news for Trump, when he looks at the inside numbers. Trump is the choice among white evangelical Christians 66 percent to Clinton’s 18 percent. Trump leads Clinton 52 percent to 30 percent among gun owners; 51 percent to 33 percent among white voters without a college education; and among men 46 percent to 36 percent in the poll conducted for Fox News by both Anderson Robbins Research, a Democratic firm, and Shaw & Company Research, a Republican firm, from June 26 to June 28. The poll sample was 1,017 randomly selected registered voters and the poll carries a three percent margin.
Despite his continued strength among men and whites without college degrees, Trump lost 10 points with men and nine points with non-college whites.
Among Democrats, Clinton has the support of 83 percent, but this is short of the 92 percent of Democrats who supported President Barack Obama.
A troubling sign for Clinton is the resilient support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.). Given the choice between Sanders and Clinton to oppose Trump, 66 percent prefer the Vermont senator, while 52 percent of Republicans prefer a candidate other than Trump to oppose Clinton.