Washington Post/ABC Poll: Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton; 11-Point Swing Since March

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a press conference with members of the Veteran Police Association in Staten Island, New York

A new poll shows that Donald Trump has vastly improved his support among voters since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee.

The Washington Post/ABC poll released Saturday night shows that Trump is now favored by 46 percent among registered voters, with Clinton at 44 percent.

That marks an eleven-point shift towards Trump since the same poll conducted in March. Clinton is down five points among registered voters while Trump is up six.

Forty-four percent of voters said they wanted a third-party candidate to run, but 51 percent said they were satisfied with the current field.

When asked to pick Clinton, Trump, or Romney, only 22 percent of voters chose the former failed Republican nominee, while 37 percent chose Clinton and 35 percent chose Trump.

The poll was conducted May 16-19 of 1,005 adults (829 registered voters) with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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