Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in four of the nation’s most racially diverse battleground states, new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist polls show. Clinton holds comfortable single-digit leads over her presumptive Republican rival in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, the polls found.
The results from the polls conducted July 5-11 suggest that Mr. Trump has a fairly steep hill to climb in a quartet of states that often decide presidential races. He trails Mrs. Clinton by 6 percentage points among registered voters in North Carolina, 7 in Florida, 8 in Colorado and 9 in Virginia, the surveys found.
In all four states, more than one voter in 10 didn’t pick either candidate, saying they would back neither one, another candidate or were undecided.
Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump 44% to 37% among registered voters in Florida, the nation’s largest swing state. She had 44% to Mr. Trump’s 35% in Virginia, and was ahead 43% to 35% in Colorado.
President Barack Obama won all three states in his two White House campaigns. In North Carolina, which Mr. Obama narrowly lost in 2012, Mrs. Clinton had 44% to 38% for Mr. Trump.
These states are among the most racially diverse presidential battlegrounds, with large shares of Hispanic or African-American voters. The race looks much tighter in less-diverse Iowa and Ohio, according to Journal/NBC News/Marist surveys released Wednesday.