It appears that Hillary Clinton got more than the standard post-convention bounce. According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll, Clinton now has a nine-point lead over Donald Trump, which is almost double the lead she had before the two conventions.
In a head-to-head matchup, the Democratic ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine receives the support of 47% of registered voters, while the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence receives 38%. Last month, Clinton led Trump by a margin of 46% to 41%.
The poll shows that Clinton has a significant lead among women (51% to Trump’s 35%), African Americans (91% to 1%), all non-white voters (69% to 17%), young voters (46% to 34%), and white voters with a college degree (47% to 40%).
Trump leads among white voters (45% to Clinton’s 40%), seniors (46% to 43%), independents (36% to 32%) and white voters without a college degree (49% to 36%).
The two candidates are running nearly even among men, at 43% for Clinton and 42% for Trump.
Clinton has also gained ground against Trump when it comes to key issues:
Respondents also chose Clinton as the better candidate when it comes to “caring about people like me” (45% to 29%.)
Can I start practicing saying Madam President yet?