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When asked about a matchup among Clinton, Trump and other candidates2, a significant majority of the respondents gave the same answer both in both months: 37.2 percent backed Clinton both times, 30.9 percent backed Trump both times, and 12.7 percent opted for another candidate or said they wouldn’t vote both times. In all, that means that around 80.7 percent of respondents gave the same answer in both surveys.”
The share of voters not supporting the major-party candidates remains higher than it was at this point in the 2012 campaign, for example, but the more it shrinks, the safer Hillary Clinton’s lead becomes.”
And Trump has succeeded in overperforming among a certain slice of white voters, those without a college degree. But overall, the strategy isn’t working. Trump has a smaller lead among white voters than Mitt Romney did in 2012, and Trump’s margin seems to be falling from where it was when the general election began.”
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