- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Tuesday that was in the field when a 2005 video of Mr. Trump making lewd comments surfaced late last week.

Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump by 11 points, 49 percent to 38 percent, in the PRRI/The Atlantic national survey of likely voters.

Mrs. Clinton had led by 6 points in a PRRI survey released last week, and the two candidates were tied at 43 percent apiece two weeks ago.

Mrs. Clinton had an 11-point lead over Mr. Trump among independent voters in the new poll, while Mr. Trump had led by 8 points last week.

The survey was conducted from Oct. 5-9. On Oct. 7, The Washington Post reported on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which Mr. Trump is caught on a hot mic talking about groping women’s genitals and saying he unsuccessfully “moved on” one married woman “like a bitch.”

About half of the interviews were conducted after news of the video broke.

The second presidential debate was held on Oct. 9.


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