- The Washington Times - Friday, June 10, 2016

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has pulled slightly ahead of Republican Donald Trump, according to a national poll that showed Mr. Trump lose 6 points of support since last month.

Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump by 3 points, 42 percent to 39 percent, according to the Fox News poll released Thursday.

Last month, Mr. Trump had held a 3-point, 45 percent to 42 percent, lead over Mrs. Clinton in the Fox poll. In April, Mrs. Clinton had led by 7 points, 48 percent to 41 percent.

In the latest poll, Mr. Trump lost 3 points among self-identified Republicans and 11 points among independents.

The new poll was taken from June 5 to 8 — right around the time Mrs. Clinton was effectively wrapping up the Democratic nomination.

The former secretary of state led among African-Americans (+76), unmarried women (+34), women (+18), lower-income households (+14) and voters under 30 (+13).

Mr. Trump, meanwhile, led among white evangelicals (+42), whites without a college degree (+25), whites (+16), men (+15) and independents (+5).

The survey was also taken soon after Democrats, and many Republicans, started criticizing Mr. Trump for questioning the impartiality of a federal judge overseeing a fraud case against Trump University because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.

But about eight in 10 supporters of both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump said there’s no chance or only a small chance their candidate could say or do something that would make them change their mind before Election Day.

In a three-way contest, Mrs. Clinton still led Mr. Trump by 3 points, 39 percent to 36 percent, with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 12 percent.

Sixty percent of voters did say they think Mrs. Clinton is lying about how her emails were handled while she was secretary of state, compared to 27 percent who think she is not.

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