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Even as Donald Trump became the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party this week, a new poll showed the Manhattan billionaire down by double digits in a potential general-election matchup with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
The CNN/ORC poll, completed before Trump’s massive win Tuesday in Indiana that knocked both Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich out of the GOP race, showed Clinton to hold a 13-point lead over Trump.
That 54%-to-41% lead was her largest in the poll since July.
Clinton was more trusted than Trump on terrorism, immigration, foreign policy, education, healthcare, and climate change.
Trump, meanwhile, was viewed as more trustworthy with handling the economy, the top issue for voters.
Both candidates are unpopular with the general public. About an even split of voters said they viewed Clinton favorably and unfavorably. Trump got unfavorable ratings from 56% of voters, while 41% said they viewed him favorably.
The Real Clear Politics average of current polling has Trump down by 6.5 points. Last month, an electoral-map projection from Morning Consult found that Clinton had a huge lead over Trump in the Electoral College, as well.
Clinton holds a virtually insurmountable lead against Sen. Bernie Sanders, her lone remaining Democratic challenger.
- Morning Consult