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Trump falls further behind Clinton in new US poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump

US presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton enjoys more support among American voters in a head to head matchup with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, a new poll has found.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, published Friday, projected an 11-point lead for Clinton, who trumped the New York businessman 46 percent to 35 percent in terms of support among voters.

This is while 19 percent of the voters said they were not supporting any of the candidates in the run-up to the November election.

The poll came only a day after President Barack Obama officially endorsed Clinton’s bid for the White House, further assuring her position as the party’s nominee after a bruising primary battle with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders, who had repeatedly promised to never cease fighting Clinton, changed his tone after a meeting with Obama on Thursday, saying that he will help the former secretary of state to defeat Trump.

Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee on Tuesday, after defeating Sanders in six close primary contests, reportedly reaching the party’s 2,383-delegate threshold.

Trump, meanwhile, became the presumptive Republican nominee early in May, after eliminating 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination through a chaotic primary process.

Having trailed the former secretary of state for most of the year, Trump virtually closed the gap and pulled about even with the former first lady over the past few months.

Earlier this week, the two candidates warned against each other’s presidency, with Clinton warning that Trump was “dangerous” and “unfit” for the job.

"Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different -- they are dangerously incoherent," Clinton said. "They're not even really ideas -- just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies," she said in a fiery foreign policy speech in San Diego, California.

In response, Trump directed some of his ruthless attacks against the Clinton family, accusing Hillary and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, of corruption.

“The Clintons have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves. They've made hundreds of millions of dollars selling access, selling favors, selling government contracts, and I mean hundreds of millions of dollars,” the real estate mogul said, while teasing a very important speech against Clinton next week.


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