Republican nominee Donald Trump pulled ahead of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the latest national poll published Sunday by Morning Consult.
Trump earned 39 percent in the latest poll, down one percentage point from 40 percent in last Sunday’s Morning Consult poll. Clinton earned 38 percent, down four percentage points from last week’s 42 percent among likely voters.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned 9 percent, and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein earned 4 percent, both polling one percentage point higher than last week.
In a head to head poll between Clinton and Trump, Clinton still leads 44 percent to 42 percent, indicating that Johnson and Stein take more points from Clinton than they do Trump.
Thirty percent of voters believe that Trump will win Monday’s debate, but 36 percent of likely voters believe that Clinton will win the debate. Nearly a quarter of voters believe that the debates will not be a factor in who they decide to vote for.
Although 25 percent of Independent voters reported they will not watch the debate, 54 percent said they planned to watch the entire debate. Seventy-five percent of Republicans plan to watch the debate, compared to 70 percent of Democrats who planned to watch the debate.
The Morning Consult survey polled 1,712 likely voters, and carried a margin of error of two percentage points in either direction.
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