Clinton leads Trump by 9 points in new national poll

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a 9-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump nationally, a new poll shows.

The former secretary of state has the support of 47 percent of likely voters, while the billionaire businessman has 38 percent support, found the Bloomberg Politics poll, released on Wednesday.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 8 percent support among likely voters, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 3 percent support.

Clinton keeps her 9-point lead over Trump, 50 to 41 percent, in a head-to-head matchup.

She has a 4-point lead over Trump among likely voters without a college degree, 48 to 44 percent, while the billionaire trails by 13 points among whites with a college degree.

The poll was conducted from October 14 to 17 among 1,006 likely voters. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Clinton and Trump were literally tied in the Bloomberg poll in September, with 46 percent apiece in a two-way…

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