The polls delivered more good news to Hillary Clinton Tuesday. A new Washington Post poll found the Democratic presidential nominee led her Republican counterpart Donald Trump in the swing state of Virginia by a commanding margin.
Clinton led by 14 points — 52 percent to 38 percent — among registered voters and by eight points among likely voters, 51 percent to 43 percent, the poll found. She held a seven-point lead when third party candidates were included.
The survey marks just the latest boost for Clinton in so-called purple states that could go either red or blue on Election Day in November. Just 83 days out from the election, Trump, the blustery billionaire with a penchant for touting polls he finds friendly, finds himself trailing in most swing states, according to recent surveys. Here's a quick breakdown.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 3.6 points
Trump's campaign apparently has just one office in Florida with four staffers, although they're reportedly planning an aggressive expansion soon, BuzzFeed reported this week. Democratic President Barack Obama eked out a win in the state in 2012 over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and Democratic nominee Clinton currently projects to hold win it again. A CBS poll released Sunday showed she held a five-point lead — 45 percent to 40 percent — among likely voters.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 2.6 points
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll last week, Clinton leads Trump by five points among registered voters in Ohio. Before the conventions, the same polls found the two were tied.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 9.2 points
The same NBC News/Wall Street Journal/ Marist poll found Clinton had expanded her lead over Trump to 11 points among registered voters, 48 percent to 37 percent. That's up from nine points before the convention.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 6.6 points
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by two points.
North Carolina, at the moment, projects to be a closer race than some of the polling in other key states suggest. But that same NBC/WSJ/Marist poll found a nine-point lead for the Democratic nominee. An early August Public Policy Polling survey found a one-point lead for the Democratic nominee, while a similarly timed Civitas poll found a four-point Trump lead.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 0.4 points
In what is expected to be a close race, Trump has a one-point lead according to the most recent poll from Suffolk University. Before that survey's release, the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll found a four-point Clinton lead.
Real Clear Politics average: Trump leads by 0.3 points
Not typically considered a swing state, Arizona has begun to shift further left with a growing Hispanic population. The most recent poll from CBS found the Republican nominee held just a two-point lead.
Real Clear Politics average: Clinton leads by 0.3 points
According to the CBS poll released Sunday, Trump leads by four points in that state that has typically been a stronghold for the right. A couple of polls from earlier in August showed that Clinton had pulled ahead in the state.