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Clinton Holds 24-Point New York Lead Over Trump: Poll

The new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll was released Monday

What to Know

  • Clinton leads Trump by 24 points in a two-way race and 21 points in a four-way race
  • Negative opinions of Trump are 21 points higher than they are for Clinton
  • Trump leads Clinton among white men who intend to vote and whites without college degrees

Hillary Clinton holds a 24-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in New York, according to a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Monday ahead of the first presidential debate.

Clinton gets the support of more than 90 percent of Democrats as well as 10 percent of Republicans in the poll. She also holds a five-point lead among independent voters. 

Some 68 percent of likely New York voters have a negative opinion of Trump; 47 percent have a negative view of Clinton. 

"Clinton and Trump face off tonight in New York, but the Empire State is far from a battleground state for these two New Yorkers," Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement. 

By demographic group, Clinton holds an 84-point lead among African Americans, a 35-point lead among Latino voters and an eight-point lead among whites. 

Mirroring national trends, Trump leads Clinton by eight points among white men who are likely to vote and by 10 points among whites of all genders without a college degree. 

NBC 4 New York / Wall Street Journal / Marist Poll

In New York City, Clinton leads Trump by 54 points, but Trump holds a one-point lead in the city's immediate suburbs, the poll found.

In a four-way race, Clinton gets the backing of 52 percent of likely voters, versus 31 percent for Trump, 7 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson and five percent for Green Party nominee Jill Stein. 

Marist conducted the telephone survey of 1,145 adults from Sept. 21- 23. The poll included 676 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. 

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