Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken a double-digit lead over Donald Trump whose popularity seems to have reduced after surfacing of a video in which the Republican nominee is witnessed making lewd remarks about women.
As per the latest poll released by PRRI/The Atlantic,Clinton (49 per cent) has a lead of 11 percentage points against Trump (38 per cent). A similar poll conducted by them two weeks ago showed that the two presidential candidates were tied at 43 per cent each.
The poll said Clinton, 68, now has a commanding lead.Part of the poll was conducted after the 2005 video ofTrump, 70, was released by The Washington Post in which he is seen making lewd remarks about women.
Trump has since apologized for his remarks and describedit as a locker room talk.In another poll carried by The Wall Street Journal and NBCNews, Clinton leads by a similar 11-point margin against Trump.
According to it, Clinton jumped to an 11-point lead overTrump, 46 per cent to 35 percent, among likely voters on aballot including third-party candidates, up from six percentage points in September, when the split was 43 percent to 37 percent in a four-way contest.
As per Real Clear Politics, which keeps tracks of all majorp olls, Clinton's lead over Trump has now increased to 6.5 percentage points in the average of major national polls.
Till last week, it was around two percentage points. This jump in Clinton's lead is mainly attributable toTrump's lewd remarks about women.