According to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted entirely after the second presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton has widen her lead over Republican Donald Trump to 11 points.
The same poll taken last week directly before and after the 2nd presidential debate showed Clinton leading by 9 points.
From NBC News:
In a four-way race, Democrat Clinton holds an 11-point lead over Republican Trump among likely voters, 48 percent to 37 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 7 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein at 2 percent.
In a two-way contest without Johnson and Stein, Clinton is ahead by 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent.
To put Clinton’s current 11-point lead into perspective, Barack Obama beat John McCain by seven points nationally in 2008. And Obama’s margin of victory over Mitt Romney in 2012 was four points.
Looking inside the numbers of the two-way horse race, Clinton holds a 20-point lead among female voters (55 percent to 35 percent), while Trump is ahead among men by just three points (48 percent to 45 percent).
Finally, the NBC/WSJ poll finds President Obama’s job-approval rating at 53 percent among registered voters, which is up one point from last month.
It’s the six-straight month where the president’s rating has been above 50 percent in the poll, and it’s his highest rating since Dec. 2012, after he won re-election four years ago.