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Philadelphia & Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2016) -- A new Morning Consult poll taken in the days following the Republican National Convention finds Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton for the first time ever in Morning Consult polling.
In the national poll, conducted from July 22 through July 24, Trump pulls ahead of Clinton by 4 points, a sizeable swing from the past week, when the former secretary of State was clinging to a 2-point lead. Trump has been on a positive trend since the Department of Justice determined that there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute Clinton for her use of a private email server for official business while serving in the Obama administration.Much of the shift can be attributed to a consolidation of the base among Republicans. Eighty-five percent of Republicans in the new poll said they would vote for Trump, compared with just less than eight in 10 Republicans (79 percent) from the week before.
The convention itself received a fair amount of attention from the public. More than half of voters (53 percent) said they listened to a lot or some of the convention.
Almost half (48 percent) rated Trump's speech as good or excellent, which is essentially tied with the speech given by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, but higher than his running mate, Mike Pence, or RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.Along with Ted Cruz, only the speech from Trump's wife, Melania - widely panned as plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech - received negative ratings.More than four in 10 (43 percent) of voters said the convention gave them a more favorable impression of the Republican Party, whereas three in 10 (31 percent) said tit gave them a less favorable view of the Democratic Party.
Morning Consult polled 2,502 registered voters from July 22-24 for a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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