Following the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, Donald Trump is seeing a significant bump in the polls, leading Hillary Clinton by 44 percent to 39 percent in a new CNN/ORC survey released this morning. Gary Johnson garnered 9 percent, with Jill Stein in fourth place at 3 percent.
Before the convention, Clinton was ahead in the four-way poll with 42 percent to Trump’s 37 percent.
A head-to-head CNN/ORC poll without Johnson and Stein found Trump with 48 percent and Clinton with 45 percent. According to CNN, a post-convention bump like Trump’s hasn’t occurred since 2000. It’s the Republican nominee’s highest position in a CNN/ORC poll against Clinton since September of last year. Separately, a new CBS News battleground states tracking poll put the candidates at a virtual tie. Read more at CNN.