Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been getting some good public polling results lately and they may be getting even better. In the most recent poll of the 2016 election, Clinton now passes the 50 percent threshold, leaving Republican challenger Donald Trump 10 points behind with 41 percent of the vote.
The new poll released Thursday and conducted by Quinnipiac University finds that Clinton fares worse when third-party candidates are included in the mix. When Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are included, Clinton receives 45 percent to Trump’s 38 percent. Johnson receives 10 percent while Stein gets 4 percent.
But that drop with the inclusion of third-party candidates probably doesn't concern Clinton too much. Although both are disliked at rates unseen in recent presidential election history, Clinton has a clear edge there, as well. A total of 44 percent of Americans like her to some degree or another, compared to just 35 percent of Americans who would say the same about Trump. Forty-seven percent of Americans dislike Clinton and 53 percent dislike Trump.
“We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the tock ticks,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. “Trump’s missteps, stumbles and gaffes seem to outweigh Clinton’s shaky trust status and perceived shady dealings. Wow, is there any light at the end of this dark and depressing chapter in American politics?”
Clinton’s lead is a little closer in averages of national polls compiled by Real Clear Politics. In those, she is up 6 percent ahead of Trump. However, she hasn’t trailed in any of the past seven polls. Election forecasts compiled by FiveThirtyEight give her an 83.5 percent chance of winning the election.