More good news for the Clinton campaign. Following last week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, party nominee Hillary Clinton saw a major seven-point rise in support, according to the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday.
She now leads Republican nominee Donald Trump by eight points — 50 percent to 42 percent — up from just a one point margin the week prior. Clinton has seen a post-convention bump in most recent polls, but the NBC survey also included a possible rise due to Trump's controversial attacks on the Muslim family of fallen U.S. soldier.
While other pollsters found otherwise, the NBC News/Survey Monkey survey did not find Trump had any bounce at all after the GOP convention. Clinton, meanwhile, also saw her support rise in the four-way race that included Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She leads Trump by four points: 42 percent to 38 percent. Last week, Trump had a two-point edge in the four-way race. Johnson and Stein had virtually unchanged levels of support.
The NBC News/SurveyMonkey weekly tracking poll spoke with 12,742 adults who said they are registered to vote from July 25 through July 31.
The post-DNC bump for Clinton has been pretty clear, and the Democrats seem to have had a better event than their counterparts on the right. Wrote Politico Tuesday:
"What’s also clear is [Clinton's] bump exceeds the rise in support for Trump after his convention the week prior. While Trump called his bounce 'the biggest bump in the history of conventions,' the best poll for him showed his support ticking up 6 points, while other polls showed no change or a nominal Trump boost."
A number of polls have had similar findings to those of NBC. A CBS News poll released Monday, for instance, found a seven-point lead for Clinton after finding the two candidates were tied following the GOP convention. CNN/ORC found a nine-point lead for the Democratic nominee after finding a three-point lead for Trump the week prior.